Aid provided to two schools in Cayo Santa Maria: Transat thanks travel agents

Montreal, December 20, 2016 — Transat extends a warm thank you to all the travel agents who participated in its recent familiarization trip to Cayo Santa Maria. Thanks to their donations of school supplies for young children, they have contributed to helping two schools in this region.

Indeed, as is customary at major familiarization trips, Transat – along with its destination partners, MINTUR and Gaviota – asked participating agents to lend the Cuban community a helping hand. The collected supplies were distributed to the following two schools in Remedios, a small city that is home to many Cubans working at Cayo Santa Maria hotels:

- Circulo Infantil  Luca del Valle (daycare)
- Escuela Primera Mártires de Barbados (primary school)

“Transat would like to thank the travel agents, who, as always, showed tremendous generosity,” says Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “With their enthusiasm and commitment to such initiatives, they help contribute to our efforts in responsible tourism.” 

From December 5 to 8, Transat had the pleasure of taking more than 150 travel agents from Quebec and Ontario to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, to show them an idyllic Sun destination and visit several of the must-see resorts in the region.

During that trip, Transat’s partners got a taste of Cuban hospitality by visiting these spectacular resorts: Valentin Perla Blanca, Warwick Cayo Santa Maria, Ocean Casa del Mar and Meliá Buenavista.

About Transat
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. It operates mainly in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, with some 25 destination countries, and distributes products in over 50 countries. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years, and was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016. Transat, the preferred partner of vacationers, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017 (TSX: TRZ).

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