New agencies joining Transat Distribution Canada Network

Montreal, December 15, 2008

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

  • Voyages Rideau Travel, 418b Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario
    Owner: Carole Doré
  • Universe Tours, 7-555 Wilson Heights Blvd., Toronto, Ontario
    Owner:  Helena Zaslavsky
  • Working Enterprises Travel Services, 910-850 West Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.
    Owner: Ian Sinclair and Gerald Roper
  • Working Enterprises Travel Services, 25A York St., Ottawa, Ontario
    Owner: Ian Sinclair and Gerald Roper

This new affiliation will bring to the agencies many unique benefits, such as the Transat Travel Insurance, a strong relationships with the best and most reliable suppliers in the industry, and other exclusive programs. Transat Distribution Canada network wants to develop a loyal and long term relationship with Members across the country as well as to provide privileged access to Transat products in the Canadian Market Place.

“In an environment facing multiple challenges, we believe that the value of our various business proposals is very interesting and suitable for still independent agencies.” says Yves Lalumière, Vice President, network, Transat Distribution Canada.

Transat Distribution Canada network operates two distinct brands in all major cities and towns across the country: Marlin Travel and TravelPlus. To date, the network has 200 Marlin Travel agencies, including 72 agencies owned by Transat and 25 TravelPlus agencies, of which three are owned by Transat. The network is also comprised of 28 other agencies that are affiliate members. Marlin Travel and TravelPlus are represented in Québec by Club Voyages.

Transat Distribution Canada is delighted to welcome Voyages Rideau Travel, Universe Tours and Working Enterprises Travel Services teams within its network!

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 TravelPlus, 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.