Montreal, April 26, 2013
Transat Holidays and Nolitours have returned from a familiarization trip to Samana, Dominican Republic, with 50 travel agents from Toronto, which took place from April 16 to 19, 2013.
Known for its rugged landscapes, coconut groves and spectacular beaches, Samana is a slice of paradise offering tranquillity, authenticity and unspoiled beauty in a lush, tropical setting. Mountains give way to magnificent beaches that extend over several kilometres in certain parts along the northern and southern coasts of the peninsula, and on the shores of nearby islands. The lively city boasts a pretty little port, one of the most colourful public markets in the country and several great restaurants. Los Haitises National Park, with its mangroves, islets and caves bearing original Taino pictographs, is just one of the many attractions of this destination, which truly has something for everyone!
Here’s what some of the participating travel agents had to say about the destination:
Samana is a beautiful destination that is slightly off the beaten path and often overlooked, which is a shame! With such interesting landscapes, lush vegetation, friendly people and exciting things to do off the resort, it's one of my favourite south destinations.
- Christine Armstrong, Target Vacations
Quality and price point plus excellent service should make Samana an easy sell.
- Jennifer Franks, Marlin Travel Simcoe
Great destination for everyone - culture, beaches, shopping and nightlife.
- Rien van Loenen, Tripcentral.ca
Visitors to Samana must check out the vibrant town of Las Terrenas - a truly authentic experience with great shops and a stunning beach.
- Alan Young, Flight Centre
Transat Holidays and Nolitours offer weekly flights year-round, every Monday from Toronto.
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.
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.