Transat Redefines Sun Vacations

Transat Holidays and Nolitours launch their 2012-2013 Sun seasons
Montreal, June 21, 2012

Transat, one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada’s holiday travel leader, is redefining Sun vacations. Its brands, Transat Holidays and Nolitours, offer a new range of products created to meet consumer travel needs, extremely interesting launch promotions and three new destinations: Roatan, in Honduras, from Montreal and Toronto, Grenada from Toronto and Huatulco from Calgary and Edmonton. 

Air Transat also presents its new cabin boasting an innovative and sleek design with individual entertainment systems, ergonomic seats in Italian leather and mood lighting. With its newly designed cabin, Air Transat redefines industry standards by offering travellers the best flight experience in the country.

Transat Holidays’ 2012-2013 Sun Collection

Featuring brand new collections designed to meet the needs and tastes of different types of vacationers, Transat Holidays’ 2012-2013 Sun Collection brochure sets out to redefine Sun vacations and also includes a new destination: Huatulco, in Mexico (see attached fact sheet).

Distinction Collection

The Distinction Collection, previously known as the Transat Distinction line, was especially designed for travellers looking for an enhanced travel experience. Located on stunning beaches, the resorts offer exclusive privileges to Transat Holidays guests, added services and superior comfort. Vacationers will notice the difference the moment they arrive.

Family Collection

The Transat Holidays Family Collection was created specifically for families travelling with children. All of the hotels in this outstanding line were carefully selected because of their proximity to the airport, their extensive family-friendly facilities, loads of activities for young and old alike, and great value for money! The offer goes beyond the destination. We have done everything to make life easier for parents from the moment they arrive at the airport. They’ll enjoy priority check-in and boarding, priority meals and onboard surprises for the kids. After all, family vacations are important! 

Luxury Collection

The Transat Holidays Luxury Collection features an upscale line of resorts designed to provide the ultimate in pampering, tranquillity and privilege in intimate surroundings. Elegant accommodation, picture-perfect beaches, outstanding service, gourmet cuisine and world-class spas are all part of the everyday experience.

Duo Experience Collection

Vacations don’t have to come in neat little boxes. Transat Holidays is pleased to introduce a line of packages that allows travellers to enjoy two unique experiences by combining two very different destinations in one trip. Vacationers can spend the first part of their vacation on the beach and the other half exploring the cultural and historic attractions of a colonial town. Or they can opt for a few days of snorkelling in a gorgeous coral reef, before relaxing to the sounds of the surf in a completely different destination.

Escapade Experience Collection

Transat Holidays has put together a collection of out-of-the-ordinary experiences to complement a dream vacation under the sun. This collection gives travellers the opportunity to step out of the resort on a 24-hour escapade that includes a stay at another site. They could explore the wilds of the Dominican Republic, experience traditional life in a tranquil Mexican village or get up close and personal with nature in Cuba. 

Wedding Collection

Transat Holidays makes getting married in paradise easier than ever. Its three exclusive, worry-free wedding packages have been carefully designed so happy couples can relax and enjoy their special day, focused on each other and their shared happiness.

Golf Collection

For holidays on and off the green, Transat Holidays recommends its Golf Collection. It includes a wide variety of golf-friendly resorts that offer everything from golf packages to discounts and free green fees.

New Destination: Huatulco

Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Huatulco boasts endless sunshine and nine bays bordered by a number of golden-sand beaches. Hiking in the Sierra Madre del Sur and scuba diving in the sapphire waters are just some of the many land and water sports available.

Our Sun Promotions

Transat Holidays launches its best promotion to date. Transat Holidays’ Price Guarantee is back and better than ever. If a Transat Holidays Sun package is offered at a lower price than the one paid, the difference will be refunded in cash. The promotion also offers complimentary seat selection or an upgrade to Option Plus (Air Transat) and CanJet Select (CanJet). This year, the promotion allows travellers to change their travel dates up to 3 hours before departure and reduces the amount of deposit required. Booking a vacation is easier than ever for clients and travel agents (see details in the attached Promotion document)!

“With all its new collections and promotions, Transat Holidays’ 2012-2013 program is in a class apart in the Canadian market. We have responded to our clients’ needs, and our commitment remains the same: to provide a quality product designed to meet the demands of travellers. We are always in the process of improving our offer to Canadians by presenting a vast array of superior vacation products,” said Allen B. Graham, President of Transat Canada.

NoliPLUS

Designed for those who want to make the most of their holidays, this program features all-inclusive resorts set on beautiful beaches throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. Offering great quality in a relaxed environment, these select resorts provide Nolitours clients with VIP perks at no extra cost. Vacationers enjoy a lively atmosphere and an irresistible array of activities in lovely surroundings.

NoliZONE

Following the success of the It Zone in Puerto Plata, Nolitours has extended the concept to two new destinations. Nolitours’ lively noliZONE was specially designed for vacationers who want to step out of their resort to explore, meet new people and really get to know their destination. The two new noliZONES are located in Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit in Mexico and Santa Lucia in Cuba.

NoliKIDS

Nolitours has put together a selection of family-friendly resorts that are affordable and provide parents and children with everything they need for an unforgettable vacation. The offer goes beyond the destination. We have done everything to make life easier for parents from the moment they arrive at the airport. They’ll enjoy priority check-in and boarding, priority meals and onboard surprises for the kids. After all, family vacations are important! 

NoliWEDS

Nolitours offers an exclusive package that contains all the essentials for couples to make their dream wedding a reality. Nolitours has been helping couples achieve their destination weddings for 25 years.

Our Sun Promotions

Nolitours launches its best promotion to date. Nolitours’ Price Guarantee is back and better than ever. If a Nolitours Sun package is offered at a lower price than the one paid, the difference will be refunded in cash. This year, the promotion allows travellers to change their travel dates up to 3 hours before departure and reduces the amount of deposit required. Booking a vacation is easier than ever for clients and travel agents (see details in the attached Promotion document)!

Also New: Option Flex

Because life doesn’t always go as planned, Transat Holidays and Nolitours are introducing Option Flex. Available for $49 at the time of booking, Option Flex lets vacationers change their departure date, destination or hotel up to 3 hours before departure. They can even transfer their vacation package to a friend or family member up to 7 days before their departure. Travellers have the possibility of cancelling their trip and obtaining a full refund. Option Flex offers total peace of mind and flexibility, two key elements to a successful vacation.

“We’re making redefined vacations more accessible than ever, thanks to our exciting new product lines and promotions,” said Paula Rizos, Commercial Director for Western Canada. “We are also pleased to offer a new Sun destination from Calgary and Edmonton: Huatulco.”

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.

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.

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