ACTA Contest Winner


ACTA has announced the winner of its “Why I Use My Travel Agent Contest,” launched in May in the spirit of Travel Agent Day.

ACTA encouraged members to solicit their clients for testimonials to share why they use a travel agent, and the value that their agent provides them when travel planning. Each testimonial submitted was eligible to win a pair of air only tickets anywhere WestJet flies. Also included was a pair for the participating agent.

More than 150 submissions were received. To choose a winner a team at ACTA weeded down the entries to a “top 10” which was then passed on to a team at WestJet to choose the final winner – Marilyn Shalma of New Wave Travel in Toronto and her client Brian Nixon of Toronto.

Pictured (l-r) Nixon, Shalma, Fiona Bowen, ACTA Ontario regional manager, and Matt Djorsev, WestJet agency sales, Ontario and Manitoba.

All testimonials are available at