Transat Distribution Canada National Leaders Conference for agency owners and managers

Montreal, December 21, 2009

From December 5 to 12 2009 was held the Transat Distribution Canada, the largest travel retail network in the country, National Leaders Conference at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The theme "Take me away" was ideal for this meeting which brought together more than 250 top agency owners and managers as well as several network suppliers.

The meeting's main objective was to equip members of the network to take on the new year ahead looking once again to be filled with many challenges and to continue to differentiate themselves from competitors. Throughout the week, we addressed, among other issues, the tourism industry in Canada but also elsewhere in the world. The other main topics covered during this week, which was rich in content, networking and training, were the new trends in tourism, consumer habits and emerging markets, foreign currencies, the Cruising Academy, the new extranet developed for all the network members and the Transat Travel Insurance, just to name a few. Participants were also able to enjoy this special time to share best practices and ways to implement them.

"We hope that this event was rewarding for our members and that they left with their heads full of ideas and feeling ready to face the new challenges that 2010 will bring. We attach great importance to events that enable our members to share and get the information they need to perform at their best in their work and feel confident doing it." said Yves Lalumière, Vice-President and General Manager, Transat Distribution Canada. "This conference was the ideal way to help our agency network start the new year with a better understanding of trends and industry issues and with renewed energy.” added Mr. Lalumière.

About Transat Distribution Canada

Transat Distribution Canada is the leader in Canada in the travel retail distribution industry with approximately 450 outlets. Affiliated with Transat AT inc., the network includes the brands Travel Plus, Marlin Travel, Club Voyages, Voyages en Liberté, and nearly 40 other affiliated members. Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.