Outpouring of generosity at Transat’s Sun Academies

Montreal, October 13, 2016 – Travel agents and various other industry members showed great generosity during the Transat Sun Academies cross-Canada tour in September, contributing a total of $6,300 to SOS Children’s Villages. This organization, present in 134 countries, is the world’s largest charity providing loving homes for children who have been abandoned or orphaned.

"A big thank-you to all the advisors who gave so generously to this cause that we care so much about," said Nicole Bursey, Commercial Director for Transat Tours Canada. "We already know that this money will go toward helping children who really need it."

All Sun Academy participant-donors were eligible to win an all-inclusive holiday package at a Hard Rock Hotel. There were four lucky winners: one from Quebec, one from Ontario, one from Atlantic Canada and one from Western Canada.

They are:

-Quebec: Nathalie Mirasse, CAA-Quebec

-Ontario: Pam McLeod, CAA Pickering

-Atlantic: Jen Borden, Sears Travel, Halifax

-Western Canada : Marcia George, Carlson Wagonlit

Transat has been a SOS Children’s Villages partner since the fall of 2009. This organization became the first humanitarian cause to be supported by the entire company, as a way to show Transat’s commitment to communities in its origin and destination countries. Transat has given a total of over $2 million to the organization since the beginning of this association.

About Transat Tours Canada

A specialist in holiday travel, Transat Tours Canada develops and commercializes a vast array of products, including beach vacations, guided tours and cruise packages, under the Transat and Air Transat brands. Transat Tours Canada is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world, committed to sustainable development and recognized as a Travelife Partner.

For further information: Caroline Gagnon, Advisor, Public Relations and Marketing, Transat Tours Canada - 514 987-1616, ext. 4662