Summer 2010 with Air Transat, Nolitours and Transat Holidays

Montreal, March 31, 2010

Air Transat, Nolitours and Transat Holidays expect an exciting summer, packed with lots of great vacation options in the Caribbean and in Europe.

Direct to Europe

This summer, Air Transat and Transat Holidays are offering direct flights from Vancouver to 11 European destinations in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and United Kingdom.  This year, the new destination is Athens, in Greece, departing from Vancouver. From Calgary, it is seven European destinations offered in direct flights in France, Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. Finally, from Edmonton Air Transat and Transat Holidays offer direct flight to London and Frankfurt. Note that our Open Jaw service, which allows travellers to fly into one city and return home from a different one, is offered with no extra charge and available with all destinations.

Transat Holidays offers a complete range of city packages and seaside packages, coach tours, river cruises (in France and the Netherlands) and cruises on the open seas. The tour operator also offers à la carte accommodations, excursions, and car rentals. This broad offering has something for almost everyone.

Direct to the South

This summer, Nolitours and Transat Holidays will offer flights to Mexico from Western Canada. Cancun/Riviera Maya will be accessible from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and Puerto Vallarta from Vancouver and Calgary. Vacationers will fly to Sun destinations with Air Transat or its partner airline, CanJet. This airline offers its passengers a cold meal as well as a glass of champagne. CanJet’s seat selection service is available online or by calling 1-800-809-7777.

Before the trip

With Air Transat, travellers can choose their seat selection online, for optimal comfort onboard. In addition, to avoid waiting at the airport, they can check in online at airtransat.ca between 24 and 2 hours before departure in the comfort of their own home. All that remains to be done is to drop their luggage at the baggage counter, thus saving valuable time.

Option Plus offers loads of services and privileges in Economy Class including seat selection, priority baggage delivery, a 10 kg excess baggage allowance and more. This option can be reserved online or through the Air Transat Information and Seat Selection Centre at 1-877-TRANSAT. For maximum comfort, Air Transat’s Club Class provides roomier, more comfortable leather seats, a choice of delicious meals and personalized service.

Vacationers travelling with children will appreciate Air Transat’s Kids Club, whose members enjoy numerous unique advantages such as free seat selection for registered kids, as well as services for young families including priority boarding and priority meal service.

Kiloflex is a prepaid excess baggage service, which is perfect for people who frequently travel with a lot of luggage. By paying the excess baggage fee in advance, travellers can save 33%.

The onboard experience

An enhanced meal plan and extra legroom help make Air Transat even more pleasant. Passengers flying to Sun destinations will receive a welcome glass of champagne, along with a meal tray with an appetizer, a choice between two hot main dishes, dessert and a glass of wine. On flights to Europe, meal trays will contain an appetizer, choice of three hot entrées, a glass of wine and dessert. And that’s not all! The airline has revamped its in-flight magazine, Atmosphere, offering passengers a chance to learn all about Air Transat’s destinations through articles and photographs. Finally, the onboard movie selection has also been chosen with care.

Promotion

Europe: book now and save up to $400 per couple!
Europe has never been so affordable! Passengers can take advantage of incredible savings on numerous packages and tours in Europe – up to $400 per couple, plus a 50% reduction on Hertz car rental with the purchase of two airplane tickets. These promotions are applicable on new reservations made up to May 3, inclusively. Discounts are reflected in posted rates.

Bonbon™
This cash reward program continues to offer tempting treats to travel agents. All they have to do is enter their Bonbon™ ID number in the file when confirming a reservation.

Rewards

  • $5 per room for ITC packages (Sun and Europe) and guided coach tours - double or greater occupancy
  • $5 per cabin for cruises - double or greater occupancy
  • $2.50 per room for ITC packages (Sun or Europe) and guided coach tours - single occupancy
  • $2.50 per cabin for cruises - single occupancy
  • $1 per passenger for air only flights
  • $1 per car rental (minimum 6 days)
  • $1 per file for à la carte accommodation (minimum 3 nights)
About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. It carries some 2.5 million passengers annually to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries. Air Transat has a fleet of 18 Airbus A330s and
A310s. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.

About Nolitours

Nolitours offers its customers across Canada a wide variety of competitively priced holiday packages available year-round, for sun destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.

About Transat Holidays

Year-round, Transat Holidays provides its customers across Canada with a full range of holiday products. It offers sun vacations, with a choice of more than 140 hotels, mainly in the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida, along with an impressive array of flights, packages and tours to some 30 European destinations. Transat Holidays also offers more than 100 cruises all around the world.

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