WestJet hosted its second annual Travel Partner Awards in Toronto late last week.
The event was inaugurated in Calgary in 2013. Designed to thank the trade for its efforts in selling the airline and its tour operator division WestJet Vacations, WestJet and sponsors AMResorts and the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Bureau hosted a gala event at Carlu for well over a hundred guests, with many of them winning prizes and others copping top awards.
One of those was Skyroute Travel, of Markham, Ont., which was named top Canadian tour operator producer. Shown here receiving the award from WestJet VPs Lyell Farquharson (l) and Bob Cummings (r) is Chitparan Jegathesan.
Other winners included: Top USA partner: Vegas.com; Top cruise line partner: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; WestJet Vacations top growth multi-national: Flight Centre Canada; WestJet Vacations top growth national: Transat Distribution (Maritime Travel); WestJet Vacations top growth regional: Uniglobe East; WestJet top multi-national: HRG; WestJet top growth national: Vision Travel Solutions; WestJet top regional: Expedia CruiseShipCenters; and Top overall WestJet sales: TravelBrands.