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Transat’s Europe: A Redesigned Offer for 2012

Montreal, November 28, 2011

Transat, one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada’s holiday travel leader, is proud to launch its redesigned 2012-2013 Europe season showcasing 34 destinations, 20 of which are available from Quebec. The 2012-2013 Europe Collection brochure is now available and offers an irresistible array of vacation packages and à la carte options in Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The product line has been redesigned to meet the needs of today’s many different types of travellers. As of April 2012, Air Transat’s cabins will also begin to sport a brand new look.

Italy

The addition of a sixth weekly flight to Rome from Montreal makes it easier than ever to travel to Italy. Transat Holidays’ new vacation options include a one-week package in Castelli Romani. Also new to the Italy program is the introduction of Slow Food vacation packages in Tuscany, Sicily and Venice. Part of the latest trend in European travel, these packages include roundtrip flight, 7 nights’ accommodation, car rental, selected meals and excursions. They are the perfect way to experience Venice, Sicilyand Tuscany’s rich culture and superb gastronomy.

France

Transat Holidays brings back its City Hopping packages in Corsica. Travellers can fly directly to Marseille from Montreal or Quebec City, before transferring by plane to Ajaccio or Figari, according to their selected package, for their stay on this captivating island. With several new packages in the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Midi, Provence, the French Riviera and the Atlantic Coast, travellers will be able to discover France’s most beautiful and charming regions.

Portugal

Portugal is always an excellent choice for affordable vacations. Transat Holidays has added more travel options to its program in Lisbon, the Algarve and the Douro Valley.

European Cruise Specialist

Transat Holidays also offers a vast selection of cruises in Europe with departures from many major European cities, including Barcelona, Rome and Marseille, aboard the world’s most prestigious cruise lines.  Air Transat is the only carrier to offer direct flights from Montreal to Venice, an ideal departure point for cruises.

Europe for Everyone

The 2012-2013 Europe Collection brochure also features a wide array of coach tours, packages and à la carte accommodation in Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

“Boasting the most complete program in Canada, Transat Holidays’ 2012-2013 Europe Collection will undoubtedly dominate the market. With nearly 25 years’ experience, we know what Canadians want in a European vacation. Our commitment has remained the same throughout the years:  to provide superior products that are designed to meet travellers’ needs and live up to our clients’ expectations. We are constantly improving our offer by showcasing a vast array of vacation options that are flexible, reliable and competitively priced. Travellers who choose Transat Holidays know they’ll receive a quality product,” said Maryse Martel, Commercial Director Quebec, Transat Tours Canada.

Group Travel Specialist

Transat Holidays provides many possibilities to groups planning a stay in Europe. Travellers can select their itinerary from among the many included in the brochure, or choose to customize their group experience with the help of their travel agent. There are currently various group travel promotions in effect.

New Air Transat Cabin

As of April 2012, Air Transat will feature a completely remodelled cabin, new colours and a new livery, all designed with eco-friendly materials. The new lighting system will bathe the cabin in the appropriate lighting, from subdued to daylight, and new individual touch screens will provide the traveller with a vast array of entertainment options. In Economy Class, new ergonomic German-engineered seats offer total comfort and relaxation. Club Class has been completely redesigned with wider seats that are further apart and offer passengers a much more personal and intimate travel experience. “We have spent the past twenty-five years establishing and perfecting exceptional standards of quality and professionalism, and we will undoubtedly spend the next 25 surpassing these,” said Allen B. Graham, President, Transat Canada.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.

About Transat Holidays

Year-round, Transat Holidays provides its customers across Canada with a full range of holiday products. It offers sun vacations, with a choice of more than 140 hotels, mainly in the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida, along with an impressive array of flights, packages and tours to some 30 European destinations. Transat Holidays also offers more than 100 cruises all around the world.


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