Transat is offering even more Sun for everyone this winter

New collections and new destinations for all types of travellers

MONTREAL, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat is pleased to present its most complete Sun product offering for 2015-2016 under the Transat Holidays flagship brand. With a variety of collections designed to meet travellers' needs, Transat is offering even more Sun for Everyone this winter. The tour operator's portfolio includes 35 Sun destinations and over 500 resorts, including 55 exclusivities. The offer is available in the Transat Holidays, Nolitours and TMR Holidays brochures which officially launched today.

"Transat's most recent South offer includes a variety of targeted collections, notably for solo travellers, designed by experts to provide holiday experiences that are perfectly tailored to vacationers' needs," says Annick Guérard, General Manager for Transat Tours Canada. "The 2015-2016 Transat Holidays brochure includes the 35 Sun destinations offered by Transat under one brand. The Nolitours brochure retains its well-known specialties, namely accessible and affordable products, making vacation planning that much easier," adds Guérard.

In addition to its collections, hotel offer and vast selection of packages, Transat augmented it aerial capacity with the addition of 19 new routes, including to Havana (Cuba) from Montreal, to La Romana (Dominican Republic) from Toronto and Quebec City, to Cayo Santa Maria from four gateways in Western Canada, to Ixtapa (Mexico) from Montreal and to Playa Blanca in Panama at the new Rio Hato airport from Toronto and Montreal.

For every traveller a collection to match
With more and more vacationers opting for solo travel, Transat Holidays is pleased to offer its new Solo Collection, available at 17 resorts. With this new collection Transat put together a group of resorts that people who like to travel alone will enjoy thanks to advantages such as a communal table for sharing meals and no single supplement.

Thanks to Transat Holidays' new Adults Collection travellers can choose between an exciting, sun-soaked vacation at 12 resorts and a relaxing stay in a calm, tropical environment at 22 resorts classified as R & R (Rest and Relaxation). The 18+ crowd will have access to top of the line accommodations, unlimited à la carte dining and free WiFi.

Travellers eager for sun and fun on their vacations will love Transat Holidays' Sun Savvy Collection. Perfect for those looking for great value, the 18 resorts exclusive to Transat with a 3.5 to 4-star rating available with this collection are the savvy choice for vacationers.

The reputable Distinction and Luxury collections are back again this year with added hotels. The renowned Distinction Collection aims to please travellers with exclusive perks that range from direct transfers, additional à la carte reservations and complimentary WiFi while the Luxury Collection is designed to cater to travellers' every whim with VIP inclusions such as free access to the VIP airport lounge, private roundtrip transfers and unlimited à la carte dining. 37 hotels, including 12 new ones, are available in the Distinction Collection and 24 hotels, including 6 new ones, in the Luxury Collection.

Transat's trusted Family Collection delivers an exciting time for kids and a relaxing holiday for parents thanks to the variety of facilities, activities and promotions offered by the collection's family-friendly resorts. Ranging from resorts perfect for single parent families and families with very young children to resorts perfect for teens and big families, such as Transat's new Multigenerational and Single Parent categories, Transat has the perfect vacation for every family.

Transat is also offering various long-stay getaway options in comfortable homes and apartments in Varadero (Cuba), the Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit (Mexico) and Orlando (Florida). Travellers who want to take advantage of the sun's rays in Europe this winter can opt for Transat's extended vacation options in Portugal, in Lisbon and the Algarve, and in Italy on the Amalfi Coast. Various properties offer low rates, free nights, kitchenettes or free meals.

"Although all-inclusive holiday options remain very popular more and more travellers are opting for flexible formulas when it comes time to planning their vacation. Home and apartment rentals, long-stay vacations and build your own package options are definitely gaining in popularity," says Annick Guérard. "Our clients enjoy the freedom and flexibility of customizing their trip by booking a flight to one of our 35 Sun destinations, accommodations or both according to their idea of a dream vacation," adds Guérard.

On the wings of Air Transat
Travellers can enjoy a multitude of additional privileges when travelling in Economy Class thanks to Option Plus. With it, vacationers can take advantage of seat selection, priority check-in and a supplementary checked baggage allowance of up to 10 kg per flight segment. Club Class, on the other hand, offers even more comfort, personal entertainment systems, personalized service and more in an effort to exceed expectations and set a new standard for service.

As for children between the ages of 2 and 11 and their parents, they can benefit from a variety of exclusive privileges thanks to Air Transat's Kids Club.

Discover the world, protect the planet
Because the environment and local communities are among the highlights of any vacation, Transat continues to focus on sustainable tourism. Transat partners with an extensive selection of hotels that are certified and as of today over 184 of Transat's hotels have been certified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the worldwide benchmark for sustainable tourism.

Book early and save
Travellers can take advantage of early booking promotions with Transat Holidays and Nolitours when booking by September 30, 2015. For more information on the promotions or to view the brochures online, visit Transat's websites.

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About Transat Tours Canada
A specialist in holiday travel to every continent, Transat Tours Canada develops and commercializes a vast array of products, from beach vacations to guided tours to cruises, under the Air Transat, Transat Holidays, Nolitours, Transat Discoveries and TMR Holidays brands. Transat Tours Canada is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world.


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Ursula Leonowicz, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 7020

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