Travel agents choose Transat among their favorites

Montreal, June 21, 2017 — As the travel industry's leading professionals, travel agents are best equipped to assess the quality of the products and services available to them. And as part of the 2017 edition of the Agents' Choice Awards, it comes as no surprise that Transat won first place in two categories, best Tour Operator and best Leasure/Charter Airline for Air Transat.

"The entire Transat team is incredibly honoured to be recognized by the Agent's Choice Awards. Working with our retail partners to deliver the best value for travellers is at the heart of what we do on a day-to-day basis and we share our success with them, "said Denise Heffron, Vice-President, National Sales and Commercial, Transat Tours Canada. "This recognition is particularly gratifying, given the fact that it’s Transat's 30th anniversary. It allows us to recognize the progress made thus far, and look to the future with our partnerships at the forefront.”

In addition to its first-place wins, Transat also came in second as favorite Supplier, in third in the Responsible Travel category and forth for both the Travel Insurance and Online Booking Resources (B2B) categories.

It is also worth noting that this is the tenth consecutive year that Air Transat has been named best Leisure/Charter Airline and the fourth year in a row that Transat has won best Tour Operator.

The 18th annual Agents’ Choice Awards, organized by Canadian Travel Press, Travel Courier and TravelPress.com, gave travel agents across the country the chance to vote for their favourite travel companies in 30 different categories.

About Transat Tours Canada
A specialist in holiday travel, Transat Tours Canada (TTC) develops and commercializes a vast array of products, including beach vacations, guided tours and cruise packages, under the Transat and Air Transat brands. In 2015 and 2016, TTC was voted Canada’s Best Tour Operator at the Agent’s Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media, and earned top honours for Quebec in the same
category at the Trophées Uni Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec. TTC is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat A.T. was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. Every year, it carries nearly 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 25 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 2,500 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2017, Air Transat was named Second Best Leisure Airline in the world, and the Best in North America for the sixth consecutive year by Skytrax. In recent years, the carrier has earned multiple distinctions for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Since 2011, it has consistently been ranked number one in North America for energy efficiency, and in the Top 20 worldwide, by the Atmosfair Airline Index. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Adviser, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4076

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