German company supports Treasure Beach 5K

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Chief organiser for the Women with a Purpose third annual 5K Treasure Hunt Run/Walk, Janette Kaloo, expressed delight that German bra manufacturers Anita have come on board as title sponsors for the October 15 event.Ms Kaloo says she is excited about the development, adding that Anita’s association will bring tremendous benefits to the event, which seeks to bring awareness to breast cancer victims and former victims who have beaten the odds and have managed to survive.The group is seeking to raise approximately $3 million from this year’s event, which will go towards their outreach services.”Anita joining is great for the event. They are a worldwide brand. They even have a line of bra for women who have had a mastectomy. This could not be any more significant,” Kaloo noted.Speaking at the event’s recent press launch at the Sunset Resort and Villas, Kaloo said indications are that this year’s staging will attract close to 1,000 participants to easily eclipse combined participation in the first two years.BIGGEST YEAR”We are already beginning to see registration numbers that suggest this year will be our biggest yet. I think the message is starting to get out there and people are now warming to the idea,” Kaloo said.Herself a cancer survivor, Kaloo serves as vice-president of the Treasure Beach Women’s Group (TBWG).”October is celebrated as Cancer Awareness Month, so we specifically choose this month for the race, which is dedicated to these women and their families who have suffered through the various stages of this deadly disease,” she stated.Joy Haizen, the Anita international representative, spoke of her company’s involvement, adding that it was for a worthy cause. Anita will provide female participants with free sports bra for the event.Jassette Bromfield is the defending male champion, having won the title in back-to-back years. He ran a time of 22:13 minutes last year with Kirk Roach second (22:55) and Larry Devimy third in 25:24 minutes.It is expected that Bromfield and last year’s female champion, Sarah Wiese, will return to defend their titles.The race is set to start at 7 a.m., with an after-race party at 6:30 p.m. in the evening.Sponsors include Sunset Resort and Villa, Anita International, Jakes Treasure Beach, Rainbow Tree Villa, Music 99 FM, Power 106 FM, GraceKennedy, Treasure Tours, BOJ-TV, the Treasure Beach Women’s Group, WATA, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Treasure Beach Hotel, CA Parchment and Sons and 2 Seasons Guest House.last_img read more

USDA launches second round of trade mitigation payments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities will now be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second half of their 2018 production.“The President reaffirmed his support for American farmers and ranchers and made good on his promise, authorizing the second round of payments to be made in short order. While there have been positive movements on the trade front, American farmers are continuing to experience losses due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. This assistance will help with short-term cash flow issues as we move into the new year,” Perdue said.Secretary Perdue announced in July that USDA would act to aid farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to help protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. In September, USDA initiated three programs to aid American agriculture in sustaining the short-term damages associated with the trade disputes and securing long-term, stable export markets.USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been administering MFP to provide the first payments to almond, corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers since September 2018 for the first 50% of their 2018 production.USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is administering a food purchase and distribution program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is distributing these commodities through nutrition assistance programs, such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program and child nutrition programs. So far, USDA has procured some portion of 16 of the 29 commodities included in the program, totaling more than 4,500 truckloads of food. AMS will continue purchasing commodities for delivery throughout 2019.Through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program, $200 million is being made available to develop foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. The program will help U.S. agricultural exporters identify and access new markets and help mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ restrictions. The application period closed in November with more than $600 million in requested activities from more than 70 organizations. FAS will announce ATP funding awards in early January.Market Facilitation ProgramProducers need only sign-up once for the MFP to be eligible for the first and second payments. The MFP sign-up period opened in September and runs through January 15, 2019, with information and instructions provided at www.farmers.gov/mfp. Producers must complete an application by January 15, 2019 but have until May 1, 2019 to certify their 2018 production. The MFP provides payments to almond, cotton, corn, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers who have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports. The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation CCC Charter Act and is under the administration of USDA’s FSA. Eligible producers should apply after harvest is complete, as payments will only be issued once production is reported.For farmers who have already applied, completed harvest, and certified their 2018 production, a second payment will be issued on the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total production, multiplied by the MFP rate for the specific commodity.The Market Facilitation Program provides 1 cent per bushel for corn, 12 cents per hundredweight for milk, $8 for pork, $1.65 per bushel for soybeans, and 14 cents per bushel for wheat. MFP payments are limited to a combined $125,000 for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat capped per person or legal entity. MFP payments are also limited to a combined $125,000 for dairy and hog producers. Applicants must also have an average adjusted gross income for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016 of less than $900,000. Applicants must also comply with the provisions of the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation regulations.The help is appreciated, but the efforts do not completely compensate for the losses from trade.“Farmers of all crops have felt the impact of trade tariffs,” said Lynn Chrisp, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “NCGA appreciates the progress the administration has made to advance ethanol, reach a new agreement with Mexico and Canada and move forward on negotiations with Japan, but the benefits of these efforts will take time to materialize and farmers are hurting now.”“One cent per bushel is woefully inadequate to even begin to cover the losses being felt by corn farmers. USDA did not take into account the reality that many of our farmers are facing.”In a Nov. 19 letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, Chrisp stressed the disappointment around USDA’s approach to calculating MFP payments. Many farmers felt it was too narrow in scope and did not capture real-time impacts of trade disruptions. NCGA called on USDA to add ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the calculation of damages for corn, roughly $254 million. The organization also asked that farmers who suffered production losses from disasters be allowed to use an alternative to 2018 production for their MFP calculation, ensuring those suffering losses from natural disasters would not be penalized twice. These requests were repeated in subsequent conversations between NCGA and administration officials but ultimately ignored in USDA’s final payment calculation for round two. According to an NCGA-commissioned economic analysis, corn farmers suffered a 44 cent per bushel loss in the price of corn from the beginning of May, right before tariffs were announced, through July, when tariffs were implemented. Based on USDA yield averages and acres of corn planted, that amounts to a $6.3 billion loss to corn farmers.last_img read more

Reliance Industries GE ink agreement to foray into industrial IoT

first_imgMukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries on Thursday announced that it has formed a partnership with US-based GE to drive digital transformation in the industrial world. The two companies will work together to build joint applications on GE’s Predix platform, which is considered the operating system for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).The partnership agreement, which was signed in the presence of Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, would provide IIoT solutions to customers in oil and gas, fertiliser, power, health care, telecom and in other industries.”GE will provide its Predix cloud offering, industrial internet applications and data science expertise,” the company said in a statement.RIL will also offer nationwide connectivity infrastructure to customers through a 4G network powered by Jio. The customers would be benefited in various ways such as operational efficiencies, profitability and new revenue streams.”A one percent productivity gain for companies creates around $250 billion value over 15 years, across these key energy and infrastructure industries. The digital market is growing at a fast pace with IIoT contributing the highest degree of growth at over 10 percent,” it said.Digital solutions have the potential to curb expenditure worth billions of dollars every year.”The partnership with Reliance Industries will shape the future of the Industrial Internet not just in India but globally. The possibilities that it opens to develop solutions on our Predix platform for the industrial sector are endless,” Jeff Immelt said in the statement.last_img read more

Qatar says Saudiled ultimatum unreasonable

first_imgA general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing with Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFPQatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate’s sovereignty.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet the 13-point ultimatum in return for an end to a nearly three-week-old diplomatic and trade “blockade” of the emirate.Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which apparently include a call to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, but Doha said the requests were unrealistic.“This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning-the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combating terrorism, it is about limiting Qatar’s sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy,” said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, head of Qatar’s government communications office.“The US secretary of state recently called upon the blockading nations to produce a list of grievances that was ‘reasonable and actionable’.“The British foreign secretary asked that the demands be ‘measured and realistic’. This list does not satisfy that criteria.”The four Arab governments delivered the demands to Qatar through mediator Kuwait on Thursday, more than two weeks after severing all ties with the emirate and imposing an embargo.The document has not been published but has been widely leaked and the demands are sweeping in their scope.They include the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a long-standing source of conflict between Doha and neighbouring countries which accuse it of fomenting regional strife.Qatar faces Gulf ‘divorce’The ultimatum also includes calls for Doha to cut ties to groups including the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic State organisation, Al-Qaeda and Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.Qatar has also been asked to hand over opposition figures wanted by its three neighbours and Egypt and to downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran.Notably, it has also been told to shut a Turkish military base in the emirate.Qatar’s foreign ministry said it was “studying” the list, “in order to prepare an appropriate response”.Meshal Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States, tweeted that the list was meant to “punish Qatar for its independence”.Qatar was warned by one of its most hawkish critics in the region that unless it meets the list of demands, Doha faces “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours.Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s state minister for foreign affairs, said Qatar should yield to the demands.“It would be wiser that (Qatar) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbours or a divorce will take place,” he wrote on Twitter.The demands confirm that “the crisis is profound,” Gargash said, adding Qatar had leaked the document containing the demands.Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Gargash called for guarantees from Western countries to help resolve the row.“If Qatar follows the path of wisdom… we would need a system of guarantees and controls” in order to implement an accord with Doha, he said, calling for “European and American guarantees”.‘Attempt to silence’Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organisations in the world, responded to the demands by saying it “deplores” calls for it to be taken off air.“We in the network believe that any call for closing down Al-Jazeera is nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people’s right to information,” said the broadcaster.In the other official response out of Qatar, its Human Rights Committee said the demands represented “gross violations” of basic rights.Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.As well as cutting diplomatic ties, Qatar’s neighbours closed their airspace to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate’s only land border, vital for its food imports.Qatar is home to the largest US base in the region, Al-Udeid, and Bahrain is home to the Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged a diplomatic solution, and Washington has been pushing for a clear list of grievances that are “reasonable and actionable”.His spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday the United States was “mystified” that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies had failed to present details justifying their embargo on Qatar.US President Donald Trump, however, has made statements siding with Saudi Arabia in the crisis.British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday that any conditions placed on Qatar should be “measured and realistic”.last_img read more

Govt looks at taxes dividends to meet deficit target

first_imgGovernment is likely to step up efforts to mop up additional resources by hiking duties and seeking higher dividends from PSUs to make up for the anticipated shortfall in disinvestment and direct tax proceeds in its bid to meet the fiscal deficit target.The Finance Ministry had last week raised excise duty on petrol by Rs 1.60 per litre and the same on diesel by 40 paise, which is expected to fetch the exchequer an additional revenue of about Rs 3,200 crore during the rest of the fiscal. This will help the government in partly meeting the shortfall in disinvestment and direct tax realisation. Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis pointsDue to volatile market conditions, the disinvestment department could garner Rs 12,600 crore so far this fiscal. It has a target of Rs 69,500 crore to be garnered from minority stake sale in PSUs as well as strategic stake sale. With seven months of the current fiscal already over, the Department of Disinvestment has already indicated to the Finance Ministry that it would not be possible to meet the ambitious target.As regards dividend, the government is pushing blue-chip PSUs to either step up their capex or pay higher dividends and not sit on cash pile. Also Read – ‘The great gold bull market has begun’The government had budgeted to collect Rs 36,174 crore by way of dividend from the public sector enterprises, higher than last year’s realisation of Rs 28,423 crore. It has already received a dividend of Rs 65,896 crore from RBI, which is higher than this year’s budget projection of Rs 64,477 crore.Making up for the shortfall in disinvestment through other sources is essential for meeting the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent of GDP.last_img read more

Ramp up Your Redesign

first_imgGet more from your business’s websiteWebsite Maintenance Musts 6 Website Fixes to Make Now8 Tips for Working With Web Designers13 Website Marketing Turnoffs Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 1, 2009center_img Confronted with a dumbfounding 90 percent drop-off in revenue at his high-end, custom bicycle business in San Antonio, Texas, Kevin Saunders could easily have closed his shop and resumed a career in finance or aircraft component design. Or he could have put KGS Bikes into retrenchment mode, suspending its marketing and promotional activities until the economy rebounded, and with it, the market for bikes priced more like cars–in the $10,000 to $30,000 range.Instead, Saunders did just the opposite–he came out swinging.”I could have taken a breather,” he says. “But instead I saw this as an opportunity to jump ahead of competitors who are crying in their beer. I decided to turn the website into a world-class site, to make the internet the center of the business and to really focus on social networking to attract people from around the world to the site. That, I believe, is what is going to put me ahead of the competition when things do turn around. Plus, I’ll have a really strong social network and a world-class web site.”Saunders knew he needed to spend money to revamp the KGS Bikes site. But unlike many small to mid-size businesses, which overhaul their sites under the cover of darkness, with little to no fanfare, he recognized an opportunity to turn the relaunch of his site into a “happening.” By making it an event, he could leverage the dollars spent updating the site to attract additional attention, traffic and ultimately, paying customers.Using traditional and non-traditional public relations and marketing channels, he created a buzz around the site’s June relaunch. What’s more, he did it with no additional cash outlay beyond the $15,000 he spent to improve the site.Turning the relaunch of a web site into a public happening–by making a dedicated public relations and marketing push to tout new site features, or by packaging the relaunch with a special promotion or the roll-out of a new product or service–is an often-overlooked but potentially rewarding undertaking for small businesses seeking new ways to get noticed.”It’s a positive opportunity to engage your partners and the public,” says Rob Davis, vice president of business development at Akavit, an interactive marketing firm in Denver. “In most cases, though, it’s a nonevent, because the average entrepreneur is so focused on everything else happening in their business, it’s one of the last things that gets attention.”For Saunders, the relaunch, plus all the time he invested in the preceding months to build a presence and a following via his blog, an e-zine and social media vehicles such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, are paying major dividends. “Last year, I had this massive website that nobody saw and I was somebody nobody had heard of. Now, people who follow cycling think I’m some sort of rock star.”Saunders says his goal is to convert that newfound name recognition into a three-fold increase in site traffic within a year of site relaunch.”As a business owner, you want to always be doing what you can to get people to your web site,” explains Jay Bower, president of the Crossbow Group, a marketing and communications agency in Westport, Conn. Trumpeting the relaunch of a web site “is a good context in which to do that. You can do it with very simple tweaks to a site. Usually there’s no need to fully reinvent your site or its navigation system, for example. So a relaunch can have a huge impact at a very low cost.”Ajay Goel figures the superficial site redesign his e-mail marketing software company, Chicago-based JangoMail, unveiled in June has already paid for itself with the additional leads it has generated. Simply incorporating a “free trial” button on each of the site’s pages has helped yield a 30 percent increase in leads during the first month following relaunch. Bundling the relaunch with the unveiling of a new feature on the company’s e-mail marketing platform also has helped the cause, he says.Packaging a site relaunch with a product launch or a promotion can effectively enhance the impact of the relaunch “event,” asserts Bower. “If you’re a retailer, offering discounts on whatever you sell, or doing something like a one-week sale [timed with the relaunch] can draw people to the site. Really, whatever your business is, some kind of promotion makes sense.”There’s no shortage of channels through which to create a buzz around a relaunch. For consumer brands in particular, says Bower, “you probably want to lean more on new Web 3.0 social media tools,” such as by setting up a Facebook storefront or page dedicated to the site relaunch. Tirelessly working social media channels proved fruitful for KGS Bikes. First Saunders focused on creating a following on networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Then, having succeeded in building a solid following on each, he announced the site relaunch to his followers. “I think the social networking can be the difference between wasting your money and time and being successful [with a site relaunch]. The Internet is the great equalizer,” Saunders says.In a similar social vein, entrepreneurs looking to maximize the impact of a web site relaunch should consider using a communal approach to revamping the site, says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.”Most launches go about it in the wrong way, where they try to emulate the opening of a restaurant,” he says. “That might create curiosity, but it doesn’t build community. A really powerful way to build community, and the customer loyalty that comes with it, is to involve existing customers in the process. Make it a communal design of the site, where you ask them a few questions about how to improve your site, so they feel like they have a stake in the outcome. It not only gives you a chance to communicate with people, it establishes instant loyalty if their suggestions are implemented.”Further, Michalowicz says, don’t be shy about leveraging that community good will by asking Twitter followers, Facebook friends or allied bloggers to help spread the word about a site relaunch.Social media may be sexier, but don’t overlook traditional PR, marketing and media tools–print advertising, search-engine-optimized press releases issued on the Web and sent to media outlets via e-mail, etc.–in efforts to create buzz for a site relaunch. “There are plenty of sites you can use to send out a press release at little or no cost,” Bower says, “and local newspapers are dying for content right now.”Search engine optimization is vital not only to drawing attention to a press release announcing a site relaunch, but to attracting traffic to the site itself once it’s relaunched, says Davis. That puts a premium on consistently updated site content and key words. Goel says that one of the goals in redesigning the JangoMail site was to “show the search engines we have dynamic content.”Will it be worth your while as a business owner to take the extra steps to transform a humdrum web site relaunch into a “happening?” The determining factor in that decision usually is not money but time, Michalowicz says. “You don’t have to break the bank, but you definitely need to break a sweat.” 7 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

New 2018 African Travel brochure includes Kenya Zanzibar

first_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> New 2018 African Travel brochure includes Kenya, Zanzibar DELRAY BEACH — African Travel Inc., part of The Travel Corporation, has released its 2018 brochure featuring three new itineraries and more than 20 returning favourites to southern and eastern Africa.New trip offerings for 2018 include a 10-day trip to South Africa, an 11-day East Africa itinerary and an 11-day South Africa tour that includes Victoria Falls.Majestic South Africa: This 10-day experience includes four nights in Cape Town and three nights at Shamwari Game Reserve. Guests explore the sights, sounds and flavours of the ‘Mother City’, and spend their nights at the five-star Table Bay Hotel. Then they move on to Shamwari, where twice-daily game drives and nature walks provide plenty of opportunities to see big game such as rhinos, elephants, hippos, kudu, gemsbok, wildebeest, zebras and hyenas.Enchanting East Africa: This 11-day trip showcases Nairobi, Kenya and Tanzania, plus the exotic spice island of Zanzibar. Guests start in Nairobi, where they stay at the famed Giraffe Manor and visit an elephant orphanage before heading off for five days of game drives at Maasai Mara National Park and Serengeti National Park. Then it’s on to Zanzibar for a seaside stay, and two days of relaxation and exploration of the island’s architecture, food and sea life.Ultimate South Africa with Victoria Falls: This 11-day itinerary “is the ultimate sensory journey, offering cosmopolitan exploration, wildlife viewing, and a visit to a bucket-list icon,” says the company. Highlights include a helicopter ride over the Cape Town skyline, wine tasting in the South African winelands, Big Five game viewing at Lion Sands Reserve, and exploration of Victoria Falls. Along the way guests stay in exclusive surrounds at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, the five-star Silo Hotel in Cape Town and the treehouse suites at Victoria Falls River Lodge.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalAs part of the #AfricanTravelCares program, on select itineraries a contribution is made in each guest’s name toward rhino conservation and in support of sustainable development, African Travel’s partnership with ME to WE allows guests the opportunity to participate in a culturally immersive experience in Kenya. Additionally, in 2018, guests who book an east Africa trip with African Travel will also help support children’s education by sending a child to school for a year.“To know Africa is to reinvest in it,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “Our commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainability is at the core of who we are and what we do. It allows our guests to delve deeper into Africa and have a truly authentic and memorable experience on their trip of a lifetime.” Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Travelweek Group last_img read more

WestJet wraps up crossCanada trade Expos launches gift cards for purchase

first_img Share WestJet wraps up cross-Canada trade Expos, launches gift cards for purchase CALGARY — WestJet’s travel trade Expos were a resounding success this year, reaching over 4,000 travel agents in over 30 cities across Canada.The first round of Expos took place in April in Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, with fall events starting in St. John’s in early September before travelling west to Halifax, Moncton, Ottawa, Kitchener, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and Langley. The last Expo took place on Oct. 4 in Parksville, B.C.“With our larger travel trade Expos in the spring of 2017, our fall Expos and local presentations hosted by WestJet’s Business Development Managers throughout the year, we have had the chance to have face-time with thousands of our agent partners,” said Lyell Farquharson, Vice President, Sales and Distribution. “Every year, we are adding more events and seeing more agents in more cities because we know how valuable these events are for the travel agent community and for all of us at WestJet.”More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?During the Expos, travel agents were able to visit with their regional WestJet representative and WestJet Vacations hotel and destination partners. The airline also gave presentations focused on its vision for the future and its plans for expanding into new markets in order to become a global airline.The airline’s next big event is its fifth annual Travel Partner Awards at the end of October.On the consumer side of things, WestJet has also announced that gift cards are now available for purchase on westjet.com/giftcard, just in time for the busy holiday season.Gift cards can be used to pay for travel on WestJet or WestJet Encore, seat selection and taxes and fees on travel. Denominations start at $25 and go up to $2,000 per card. Cards can be purchased through a secured transaction, combined with a credit card when redeeming for a flight purchase, and are redeemable on westjet.com or through travel agents.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backCards come in two forms: plastic gift cards and eGift cards.“The gift of flight is the gift of experience, adventure and travel to any of WestJet’s more than 100 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe,” said Marshall Wilmot, WestJet Chief Loyalty Officer. “You can now give and receive the gift of travel, whether that is to cover the entire cost of someone’s ticket or make a contribution; it’s a very special gift to give.” Posted by Friday, October 6, 2017 center_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: WestJetlast_img read more