Jean-Marc Eustache

Founding Partner, Transat A.T. Inc.

jmeustache80x120.jpgA principal architect in the creation of Transat A. T. Inc., Jean-Marc Eustache’s forward-thinking business vision focused on vertical integration has expanded the company from its Canadian tour operator beginnings to include travel agencies, an airline, an airport services firm and hotels.

Originally focused on getting Canadians to Europe, Transat quickly evolved and in 2007, brought some 400,000 international travellers to Canada.

For his major contributions to the development of the tourism industry, Mr. Eustache has been honoured with several prestigious awards, including the 2006 Trophée Grand Ulysse from Tourisme Montréal; Ernst & Young’s 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Quebec; the La Presse daily newspaper’s CEO of the Year award for 2004; the Prix Performance 2000 awarded by the management network of Université du Québec à Montréal; Cubanacan’s 2000 Award of Excellence; World Travel Market’s 1996 Global Award presented in London, England; Transport Canada’s 1992 Award of Excellence; and, the same year, the Industry Distinction award from the Association québécoise des agences de voyages (Quebec chapter of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies).

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