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Rocky Mountaineer is named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the fifth year in row

Canada's premier luxury tourist train has been a returning winner since 2014

VANCOUVER, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ - For the fifth year in a row, Rocky Mountaineer has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for excellence in business performance. Rocky Mountaineer has achieved the Gold Standard of the award, bestowed to those who have successfully retained the title for four to six consecutive years.

Talent development and employee engagement are two critical aspects of the Rocky Mountaineer business. A shared vision is important to the team, and Rocky Mountaineer places high value in keeping their team members informed and engaged in the company goals and growth. This begins from the hiring process, and continues throughout each employee's individual career.

Established in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has been a leading tourism business in Canada for nearly three decades. Having welcomed over two million guests on board and received numerous international awards and accolades, the company has a reputation for service excellence. Their people-first philosophy guides all actions at Rocky Mountaineer, and has helped them achieve their status as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the past five years.

Since 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies has been one of the country's leading business award programs. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums, and recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices. Recipients are selected based on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer is the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than two million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes that travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience on board the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

In 2017, Rocky Mountaineer received the Private Business Growth Award from The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP in recognition of its growth, entrepreneurial spirit, culture and vision for the future. The company was named one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers in the past three consecutive years.

About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

*Access to Rocky Mountaineer's photo and video library available upon request.

SOURCE Rocky Mountaineer

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