WestJet Vacations: No Plans to Announce Currency Surcharge

Tour operator reassures travel agent partners

WestJet WestJet Vacations said today it has no intention of imposing a currency surcharge on vacation package bookings. In response to the falling Canadian dollar, most major tour operators are adding currency surcharges to their bookings. For travel agents, these types of surcharges are troublesome as some tour operators pay commissions on the base price only.

"We are committed to the transparency of our advertised prices," commented Tim Croyle, Vice-President and General Manager, WestJet Vacations. "We believe the base price should reflect the true price of the package, and that the only taxes and fees charged should be those that are passed on to government and regulatory bodies, not used to offset cost increases. We want our guests and our travel agent partners to book with confidence with WestJet Vacations, knowing that we are striving to provide the best possible pricing available."

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