New agencies joining Transat Distribution Canada Network

Toronto, November 10, 2008

Transat Distribution Canada is pleased to announce the arrival of seven new travel agencies within its network in the last three months.

These agencies will now operate as Marlin Travel, the largest retail travel chain in Canada:

  • Brant Heritage Travel, 155 Brant Ave., Brantford, Ontario.
    Owners: Bob and Nancy Wakeford    
  • Selkirk Travel, 357 Main Street, Selkirk, Manitoba
    Owner: Jean Olivier  
  • Marina Travel, 120 Woodstream Blvd., #14, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Owners: Anthony Acquaviva and Rosario Acquaviva  
  • Wide World Travel, 411 Durham Street E., Walkerton, Ontario
    Owners: Connie Weber and Barbara Cassidy 
  • Goliger's TravelPlus, 810 Notre Dame, Embrun, Ontario
    Owner: Claude Lapointe
  • Marlin Travel Milton (new agency), Wal-Mart Milton, Ontario
    Owner: Yogesh Anand (2nd agency with Transat Distribution Canada network)
  • TJ Travel, 164 Albert Street, Stratford, Ontario
    Owners: Michael Jervis and Barbara Muir

"We are thrilled to welcome these agencies within our network. Marlin Travel Franchisees enjoy various benefits, such as the AIR MILES® reward program, the Transat Travel Insurance and strong relationships with the best and most reliable suppliers in the industry, and business and leisure travelers who deal with them will also immediately take advantage of all the benefits of our program." said Rita Polegri, Regional Director, Operations and Member Services, Ontario Region.

The Transat Distribution Canada network operates two distinct brands in all major cities and towns across the country: Marlin Travel and Travel Plus. To date, the network has nearly 200 Marlin Travel agencies, including 56 agencies owned by Transat and 25 Travel Plus agencies, of which three are owned by Transat. Marlin Travel and Travel Plus are represented in Québec by Club Voyages.

About Transat Distribution Canada

Transat Distribution Canada is the leader in Canada in the travel retail distribution industry with approximately 430 outlets. Affiliated with Transat AT inc., the network includes the brands Travel Plus, Marlin Travel, Club Voyages, Voyages en Liberté, and the online agency Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.