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WestJet celebrates travel agents with style

Airline announces 2017 Travel Partner Award winners

CALGARY, Oct. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - On October 26, WestJet announced the names of its 2017 Travel Partner Awards winners and honoured the agencies and agents who have contributed to the airline's success.

Lyell Farquharson (Vice President, Sales and Distribution) and Robert Dungan (Director, Business Development) with the winner of Top Growth Consolidator, Huntington Travel (CNW Group/WestJet)

"Our travel partners play a significant role in the success of WestJet and WestJet Vacations and our annual Travel Partner Awards are just one way of saying we value you," said Lyell Farquharson, Vice President, Sales and Distribution. "Every day, our TA partners help us deliver unforgettable travel experiences for our mutual guests, and we enjoy recognizing the dedication and support of the travel trade with this special evening."

More than 200 agents attended the event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto where guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a four-course meal. Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Canadian Comedy Award winner and Second City veteran, acted as host while Ron Tite, award-winning advertising writer and creative director, delivered an engaging and inspiring address.

Said Farquharson, "Thank you to our generous sponsors Bahia Principe, Barbados and AMResorts for your contributions. The evening was a great success due to all of our partners' efforts." 

The awards recognized 13 different categories including: WestJet Vacations Top Revenue Growth, WestJet Top Revenue Growth and WestJet Top Growth TMC.

List of winners:



WestJet, Top Revenue Growth


WestJet, Top Guest Count Growth

Uniglobe West

WestJet, Top Growth TMC

American Express GBT and HRG

Bahia, Top Growth Sales

Red Tag Vacations

WestJet Vacations, Top Revenue Growth


WestJet Vacations, Top Guest Count Growth


AMResorts, Top Growth Sales


WestJet, Top PLUS sales growth

American Express GBT

WestJet, Top U.S. Agency

Voyages a la Carte

Barbados, Top Growth Sales

Ensemble Travel Group

Top Growth, Online Travel Agency


Top Group, Incentive, Convention Sales

Uniglobe Premiere Travel

Top Growth Consolidator


About WestJet

WestJet is proud to be named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2017 Five-Star Airline in the Low-Cost Category (The Airline Passenger Experience Association)
2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

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Guest speaker, Ron Tite. (CNW Group/WestJet)

Jane Clementino (Director, Agency Sales) and Lyell Farquharson with the winners of WestJet Top Plus Sales Growth - American Express Global Business Travel (CNW Group/WestJet)

Jane Clementino and Lyell Farquharson with the winners of WestJet Vacations Top Guest Count Growth - TravelSavers (CNW Group/WestJet)


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