Industry members let the sun shine on SOS Children’s Villages

Montreal, October 28, 2015 — Transat recently raised over $8,500 amongst generous travel agents and other industry members who attended Transat’s recent Sun Academies for SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest charity dedicated to the welfare of orphaned and abandoned children.

In exchange for a donation, one person per region in Quebec, Ontario/Atlantic Canada and Western Canada was eligible to win an all-inclusive holiday package.

  • The winner in Quebec was Kathleen Dufresne of Voyages Arc-en-ciel, who won a 7-night, all-inclusive package to a Palace Resort in Cancun or Jamaica

  • In Ontario/Atlantic Canada, Rebecca Hambafehy of Selloff Vacations won a 7-night, all-inclusive package to the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton in Jamaica

  • The winner in Western Canada was Claire Banman of Canada One Travel, who won a 7-night, all-inclusive package to a Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, the Riviera Maya or Puerto Vallarta in Mexico or in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

Transat first partnered with SOS Children’s Villages in the fall of 2009 following a vote among its employees, making it the first humanitarian cause to be embraced across the entire organization, and affirming the company’s commitment to improving the lives of children in its destination countries. Transat works with SOS Children’s Villages in the majority of its source markets, including Canada, France, the United Kingdom and Greece, and is currently supporting 12 projects in nine countries — Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Vietnam, Tunisia and Zambia.

Transat would like to express its sincere thanks to all donors for their generosity.


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 Transat, Air Transat, Nolitours 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.


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