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up! magazine announces the winners of its 2009 Value Awards as chosen by WestJet guests
Calgary, AB (June 29, 2009): PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – The people have voted and the results are in.
The winners of the second annual up! magazine Value Awards were announced today, with more than 300 of North America’s best travel values revealed in the July issue – from golf courses and local restaurants to spas and festivals.
The up! magazine Value Awards winners are chosen by thousands of WestJet guests who turn to up! magazine for vital destination information about the places, businesses and events that deliver a great bang for the travel buck and provide a high-quality and unique travel experience that over-delivers when compared to other similarly priced offerings. The Value Awards winners are announced and profiled every year in up! magazine’s July issue. What makes a Value Award winner? Simply put, the benefits and rewards of the travel experience offered are greater than the cost.
“The Value Awards program taps our enlightened readers for their secret and not-so-secret spots that offer great value,” says up! editor Tom Gierasimczuk. “That may be a $5 breakfast, but it’s also a high-end boutique hotel that earns its premium price with amenities and great service.”
up! magazine’s mission is to profile travel experiences that are worth the price of admission, and worth a traveller’s time. “We thought, wouldn’t it be ideal to gather information on preferred spots – those places we can’t wait to let our friends know about when we return – and compile them in a guide that could be shared by travellers in their favourite WestJet destination?” added Gierasimczuk.
Jackie Flegel, Manager, Communications at WestJet says that WestJet guests really stepped up. “We would like to thank our guests for taking the time to submit their favourite hidden gems – the places that demonstrate a commitment to value. WestJet strives to provide a world-class guest experience every day and we are pleased that through these winning entries, we can share information about great experiences at our many destinations.”
The 2010 up! magazine Value Awards voting is now open. Share the hotels, restaurants, bars, resorts, golf courses and more with your fellow WestJet guests and win big. Visit valueawards.ca and vote! up! magazine celebrates the joy of travel and discovery, and the pursuit of value on the road. With a focus on destinations in North America and the Caribbean, up! lauds little-known travel gems and explores well-trodden routes with a fresh perspective. Our storytellers are award-winning journalists and photographers fluent in the destinations they cover, with the same wanderlust shared by our curious readers.
ABOUT WESTJET WestJet is Canada’s preferred airline, providing high-value low-cost service throughout its 55-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
2009 up! magazine Value Awards for Vancouver Island
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