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TORONTO — Air Canada has announced the agency recipients of its 2019 Circle of Excellence (COE) Awards, recognizing its top supporting agencies from across Canada.
Circle of Excellence qualification took place from October 2017 to September 2018. Required metrics during the period included revenue targets, plus winners demonstrated through their ongoing performance “a clear commitment to Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations as their preferred supplier”, says the airline, adding that Circle of Excellence inclusion comes with benefits.
“Our COE program has evolved throughout the years and today has achieved great prestige, integrity and is sought after by our agency partners. Only the best agencies reach this status and can be justifiably proud of their contributions and accomplishments,” says Virgilio Russi, Senior Director Sales – Canada at Air Canada.
He added: “Circle of Excellence recipients are Air Canada’s closest agency partners and are an extension of Air Canada’s sales force. They truly are Air Canada ambassadors and have unparalleled knowledge of Air Canada’s products and services. We have the privilege and pleasure of working with many terrific travel partners and I congratulate all of our COE winners for 2019 and thank you for your continued support and partnership.”
Here’s the list of Air Canada 2019 Circle of Excellence agency winners: