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World of Vacations Launches New “The Sunshine In You” Brochure

Toronto, On, Canada, August 17, 2004

World of Vacations is pleased to introduce their new brochure for Winter 2004/2005 featuring holiday packages to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Two versions of the brochure are now available featuring departures from Ontario and Atlantic Canada in one 200-page edition and Western Canada departures with its own 116-page brochure. Preferred hotel partners include Decameron Hotels & Resorts, Bahia Principe, Barceló Resorts, Palladium Resorts, Sol Melia, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, SuperClubs, Iberostar, Amhsa Marina and Oasis Resorts.

From Toronto, World of Vacations features a selection of 21 different destinations throughout Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, San Andres, Roatan and Margarita Island. New gateways have been added to Ontario to expand on the accessibility of World of Vacations product. Hamilton departures to Cancun, Punta Cana and Cayo Coco; London departures to Holguin; Thunder Bay departures to Punta Cana and Ottawa departures Cancun, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Varadero have been added to complete the gateways from the Ontario market.

Atlantic Canada offers holidays to Cancun, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Cayo Coco, Holguin and Varadero with direct departures from Halifax. St. John’s to Puerto Plata and Moncton to Punta Cana are also available with direct service.

Western Canada product features Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton departures to Varadero, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Cancun, Ixtapa, Mayan Riviera and Puerto Vallarta, while Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg offer direct flights to Holguin, Varadero, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Cancun, Mayan Riviera and Puerto Vallarta.

An expanded focus on Cuba has increased World of Vacations’ destinations from Varadero, Holguin, Cayo Coco and Santiago de Cuba to now also include Cayo Largo, Trinidad (Cienfuegos) and Santa Lucia (Camaguey). World of Vacations product line in Cuba features unbeatable choice with over 40 All Inclusive resorts available and departures from across the country.

In addition to new destinations within Cuba, World of Vacations now features holiday packages to Cozumel, Mexico and the island of Roatan, located off the coast of Central America. Both destinations are known for outstanding scuba diving and are available in conjunction with departures from Toronto. In Cozumel, World of Vacations is offering the most popular and best resorts on the island including Grand Cozumel by Occidental, Allegro Cozumel and Iberostar Cozumel. All Inclusive one-week packages start from $1449 at the Allegro Cozumel for those who book by October 15th. Holiday seekers to Roatan will stay at the Fantasy Island Beach Resort, located on a private key 21 acres off the shore of Roatan. The Fantasy Island Beach Resort is renown for its excellent diving programs and facilities while offering an affordable vacation choice with lead prices as low as $1249 per person.

In addition to World of Vacations new destinations, long time favourites remain a key focus for the company including Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Acapulco, Cancun, Mayan Rivera, Ixtapa and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico plus Margarita Island, San Andres, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Family travel is important to World of Vacations, and their product line up includes numerous features that are sure to be attractive to families. Special savings are available with over 100 resorts offering kids stay and eat free programs, specially priced children’s rooms as well as savings for single parents by waiving the single supplements. In addition to value benefits for family travel, World of Vacations also offers numerous resorts with ideal facilities that cater to children including the Crown Paradise Club Cancun, Melia Puerto Vallarta and Grand Playa Turquesa in Holguin, Cuba.

In addition to special features geared towards families, consumers will find features and savings for single travellers, senior travellers, golf holidays, group holidays, weddings and honeymoons all outlined in World of Vacations new brochure.

Early Booking Bonus’ are available at most resorts offering savings of up to $440 per couple. Savings vary by holiday package so travellers are encouraged to reference the World of Vacations brochure for details applicable to their holiday package of choice. A special Super Saver is also available for a limited time offering an additional $100 per couple savings on selected resorts. Those who book their winter holiday by October 15, 2004 will be eligible for the Super Saver bonus at select resorts. In addition to great savings travellers who book early also have the advantage of the best choice of accommodation and seat selection aboard their Air Transat flight.

All World of Vacations packages include roundtrip airfare via Air Transat or WestJet, transfers between the airport and the selected resort, welcome briefing and services of a World of Vacation destination representative, accommodation as selected, all baggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges. Connector fares with WestJet are also available in conjunction with the purchase of a World of Vacations holiday package to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. An all inclusive package holiday is available from as low as $869 per person when taking advantage of the Early Booking Bonus and Super Saver offers.

Holiday packages from Quebec are available under the company’s Nolitour Vacance brand. Departures from Montreal and Quebec City are featured in a stand-alone Nolitour Vacance brochure, available in French and English.

World of Vacations new “The Sunshine In You” brochure is available through Travel Agencies across Canada. Since 1926, World of Vacations has been committed to providing Canadian travellers with quality product and reliable service. Proud to be 100% Canadian owned World of Vacations is a member of Transat A.T. Inc. For more information and to book a World of Vacations holiday contact your Travel Agent or see www.worldofvacations.com.

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