It’s one thing to know that travel agent associations are lobbying the government on agents’ behalf. It’s another to actually hear it and see it in action.
MONTREAL — Transat has landed itself on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s best employers, ranking as high as fifth in Canada and 57th in the entire world.
In addition, the international tourism company ranked second in the travel and leisure industry and fifth best employer among airlines.
The Forbes World’s Best Employers ranking is based on an independent and anonymous survey of more than 160,000 workers in 58 countries carried out by Statista in June and July. This past January, Forbes also released its annual list of Canada’s Best Employers, in which Transat was ranked eighth overall.
On its new World rankings, Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Public Affairs, said: “It is encouraging, even touching, to be placed so highly in this prestigious global ranking at a time when our company and our employees are being hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. If we stand out in this way, it is thanks to our 5,000 employees who are passionate about their work as ever and who are demonstrating consummate resilience. Like us, they want our industry to receive the support it deserves from our governments in order to preserve jobs and the sector’s competitiveness.
“For our part, we will continue to support our employees to the best of our ability and maintain transparent communication on our situation, as well as listen attentively.”