European getaways for everyone
Montreal, November 28, 2012
Transat, one of the world’s largest international tour operators and Canada’s leader in holiday travel, launches its 2013-2014 Europe season with a renewed offer promoting 28 destinations, of which 6 are offered from Vancouver and Calgary.
Now available, the Transat Holidays Europe Collection 2013-2014 brochure offers a multitude of vacation package options in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. This collection was designed with the different needs of travellers in mind whether they be to discover the attractions of a single destination, experience a few cities or explore many destinations on the same trip with a more or less structured itinerary (see fact sheet for details).
With so much diversity, Europe has something for everyone, from cultural experiences in major cities, seaside getaways to breathtaking countryside panoramas. With Air Transat and Transat Holidays, travellers get to explore Europe their way and can land in one European city and return from another, thanks to the multi-destination flight option. Unlike other airlines, multi-destination flights are offered at no extra charge. With direct flights to 28 destinations in Europe, the possibilities are endless! Travellers can enjoy even more flexibility by personalizing their itinerary with a combination of à-la-carte travel products, from accommodation to car rental and excursions to escorted tours.
New this season
Several new packages and a whole new concept have been added to the Transat Holidays product line-up. Available with a selection of upscale hotels in Paris and London, the new Indulgence Package will put the finishing touch on a special European getaway. It includes a welcome gift (chocolates or a fruit basket with sparkling wine), a sightseeing tour or excursion and an authentic dinner with fine wine.
Europe cruise specialist
Transat Holidays offers a wide variety of European cruises with reputable companies departing from several major cities, like London and Amsterdam. The growing popularity of cruises is partly due to the numerous advantages: they allow clients to discover several destinations on the same trip, are affordable as all meals are included, and are a comfortable way to travel since passengers are actually sailing on board their hotel. In addition, clients who book an Air Transat flight in conjunction with a cruise benefit from the double protection plan.
Group travel specialist
The group travel possibilities in our European destinations are endless. Travellers can leaf through the itineraries found in the brochure, or even customize their group experience with the help of their travel agent. Promotional group offers are currently available.
“With 25 years’ experience, we know what Canadians want in a European vacation. Our commitment has remained the same throughout the years: to provide superior products that are designed to meet travellers’ needs and live up to our clients’ expectations. We are constantly improving our offer by showcasing a vast array of vacation options that are flexible, reliable and competitively priced. Travellers who choose Transat Holidays know they’ll receive a quality product” comments Paula Rizos, Commercial Director Western Canada, Transat Canada.
Book by February 28, 2013 and receive the following benefits:
- Price Guarantee
- Reduced deposit of $100 instead of $250**
- The chance to win your Europe trip!
Our Price Guarantee is back! Should a Transat Holidays Europe package or coach tour become available at a lower price than the one paid, the difference will be refunded in cash (up to $200 per adult and up to $100 per child). Valid 21 days or more before departure.
New this year: a chance to win your Europe trip!
Clients who book by February 28 will automatically be entered in a draw to win their trip. Winners will be reimbursed up to $5,000 per booking file for their vacation.
This promotion applies to all Transat Holidays Europe packages and coach tours of a 6-nights minimum stay, on all new individual bookings made between November 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013 for departures between April 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.
Save up to $300 per couple on coach tours of a 7 nights/9 days minimum stay booked 60 or more days before departure. Applicable to departures between April 15 and November 1, 2013.
Save up to $200 per couple on roundtrip Air Transat flights* when booked in conjunction with a Transat Holidays cruise, for departures between April 1 and October 31, 2013. Offer valid on new individual bookings made by January 31, 2013.
*Flights from Canada to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Basel, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Malaga, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Porto, Rome and Venice.
Named the World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax, Air Transat is in the process of giving its cabins a full makeover. By spring 2013, five remodelled Airbus A330 and three Airbus A310 aircraft will be ready in time for the start of the Europe season. Passengers will benefit from unparalleled comfort thanks to a new, more spacious Economy Class and a remodelled Club Class with a refined décor and wider, ergonomic Italian-leather seats with additional legroom and new generation foam to ease pressure points, equipped with a four-way headrest and more living space, as well as a progressive lighting system designed to reduce the effect of jetlag. Our A330 aircraft will also feature à-la-carte entertainment via individual touch screens.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2012.
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 220 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.