Transat Distribution announces an exclusive new private cruise shore excursion program in the Mediterranean

Toronto, September 21, 2011

Transat Distribution Canada is pleased to announce two new shore excursion programs offering a wide range of benefits to their customers cruising in the Mediterranean.

Horizon Holidays has developed custom private shore excursions and pre and post cruise options for TDC to exclusively market, and will launch over 10 ports of call in this category in time for January’s peak cruise selling season.  This unique experience provides customers the opportunity to mirror the cruise line shore excursion options or create their own itinerary all with the help of a professional guide and driver. Often these private shore excursions save customers time, offer a more personal and in-depth experience in a port. 

Horizon’s ability to work in conjunction with their sister company Kensington Tours, opens the doors for a wide variety of private, custom shore excursions, pre and post cruise options as well as unique tour experiences worldwide.  They offer total flexibility while on your journey to move at your own pace.  Horizon is a privately owned company operating private tours, to more than 90 countries since 1963.

For clients seeking a smaller group experience, TDC has also partnered with ShoreTrips, who offer over 3,000 shore excursion and pre/post options worldwide.  The highlight for TDC will be their Premium Shared Van excursions for 8 people, which offer a better value than the group excursions sold by cruise lines.

“We are very pleased to be working with Horizon Holidays and ShoreTrips to provide our clients with more choice in their shore excursion options” said Susan Bowman, VP Marketing and Industry Relations TDC. “Both of these companies are highly respected in the industry and we are confident they will offer incremental revenue opportunities to our agencies and provide unique experiences for our customers. TDC consultants have the opportunity to sell these commissionable shore excursions / pre and post tours prior to departure, creating the best value and experience for their clients.” 

About Transat Distribution Canada

Transat Distribution Canada is Canada’s leading retail distributor of holiday travel, with approximately 500 outlets. The distribution network, which is affiliated with Transat A.T. Inc., includes the Marlin Travel, TravelPlus, Club Voyages and Voyages en Liberté banners as well as other affiliate 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.

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