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With new episodes of the Travel Basecamp web series, Transat is taking travellers off the beaten path in Martinique and Saint Lucia

Montreal, January 31, 2017 – Transat invites travellers in search of adventure, authenticity and a change of scenery to explore Martinique and Saint Lucia differently by watching the four latest episodes of the Travel Basecamp web series.

Travel Basecamp inspires us to travel differently, by taking the road less travelled and getting to know different destinations through their local culture and customs,” says Geneviève LeBrun, Vice-President of Marketing at Transat Tours Canada. “This series encourage travellers to treat their resorts as a basecamp and enjoy unique experiences.”

The four episodes begin in Martinique, where the Basecampers welcome Bradley, a new member who joins them on an adrenaline-fueled sailboat race. In the second episode, they get to experience a traditional carnival by immersing themselves in the destination’s festive and enchanting atmosphere. On the magnificent island of Saint Lucia, a horseback riding excursion through the tropical jungle and a volcanic mud bath at the Qualibou Volcano are followed by a visit to the picturesque market in Castries, as well as a tasting of spicy and colourful Caribbean cuisine in the company of a local chef!

Travel Basecamp is an exclusive reality style documentary series developed by Transat, in partnership with Lacroix & Heroes. Each inspiring video series provides an exciting and exhilarating slate of adventures, introducing curious travellers to a range of destinations in the Caribbean and Central America. Since the launch of the series, Travel Basecamp has enabled travellers to discover Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba (Santa Lucia, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Santa Maria), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana and Santo Domingo), Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Merida) and Panama.

The Travel Basecamp series has been watched over 5.5 million times since making its debut on YouTube and Vimeo. It has also received awards at the Telly Awards in the Branded Content category, and at the 2014 Communicator Awards in the categories Film and Video in Travel and Tourism, Branded Content and Online Video – Travel.

For your own Travel Basecamp experience in Martinique and Saint Lucia, and to discover other destinations as well, visit www.travelbasecamp.com.

About Transat Tours Canada

A specialist in holiday travel, Transat Tours Canada (TTC) develops and commercializes a vast array of products, including beach vacations, guided tours and cruise packages, under the Transat and Air Transat brands. In 2015 and 2016, TTC was voted Canada’s Best Tour Operator at the Agent’s Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media, and earned top honours for Quebec in the same category at the Trophées Uni Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec. TTC is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat A.T. was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

For further information: Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4662


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