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The Reluctant Olympian
Even if you don’t ski, you can still partake in après-ski, the stint of socializing that begins after the last run of the day. It’s the quintessential mountain town experience.
As with any unfamiliar social situation, it’s best not to go in blind. Après-ski is a laid-back affair, but it’s still possible to make the kinds of missteps that will out you as an interloper.
The following tips will help you infiltrate any après-ski scene, even if the most hard-core part of your day involves getting in and out of your hotel hot tub.
This Olympic hopeful loves to catch air
I’ve been with WestJet: since August 2012.
My official title is: Vice-President of Sales.
What that really means is: I’m responsible for all the sales that come through our partnership channels, including travel management companies, travel agencies, tour operators, wholesalers and group incentives. I also work with our code-share partners on sales opportunities and corporate accounts.
Lyell, tell us what’s new and exciting in sales right now.
I’ve been with WestJet: since January 2011, but I have many years of experience with airlines prior to that.
My official title is: Vice-President of Product and Distribution.
What that really means is: Basically, anything you touch or feel or experience on the aircraft, be it inflight entertainment or whether you’re enjoying a sandwich from our buy-on-board products, those are under my area of responsibility, in addition to our rewards program, WestJet Rewards.
I’ve been with WestJet: since July 2012, but I have 30 years of experience working with companies associated with airlines.
My official title is: Vice-President of Revenue Management, Pricing and CRC (Central Reservations Control).
What that really means is: The revenue- management part involves managing the pricing and the seat inventory and the public-facing side, while the Central Reservations Control part refers to the backroom aspects of reservations.
I’ve been with WestJet: since 2005.
My official title is: Vice-President of Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.
What that really means is: My area is responsible for where the aircraft fly, when they fly, and also our airline partnerships.
Chris, how does the people-first approach relate to what your department does, specifically?
I’ve been with WestJet: since 2003.
My official title is: Vice-President and General Manager of WestJet Vacations.
What that really means is:
I lead the team that looks after all of the WestJet Vacations business. Within that team, we have people who go out and source the hotels and resort properties that we work with, people who make sure all of the reservations are in place and we have a team of people who make sure all of our guests are looked after while they are in one of our destinations.