Montreal, June 29, 2017 — A small group of travel agents and airline consulting firm representatives were among the lucky passengers on board Air Transat’s inaugural flight to Tel Aviv, which took off from Montreal on June 18. These globetrotters took part in a familiarization trip that showed them that Israel has a lot to offer as a holiday destination.
Accompanied by Air Transat’s Claude-Hélène Faucher, National Sales Manager, and Karissa Boyd, sales representative, the group of nine had the pleasure of discovering some of the most popular touristic sites. First off, Tel Aviv, the economic capital of Israel, and Jaffa, one of the most ancient port cities of the Mediterranean. Then, the fascinating Masada and its 2,000-year-old fortress, as well as the amazing Dead Sea. And lastly, the must-see Jerusalem and its Old City. The travellers also had the opportunity to taste the rich Israeli gastronomy thanks to numerous meals at renowned restaurants and several culinary visits.
Since June 18, Air Transat has been offering two direct flights a week to Tel Aviv from Montreal, on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as a connecting flight from Toronto via Montreal on Wednesdays. Travellers can also choose among a wide variety of guided tours to fully explore this destination with the expertise of passionate guides. The guided tours include: Wonders of Israel and Jordan (in French only), Wonders of Israel (in French only), Discover Tel Aviv & Jerusalem (in French and English), and Bible Land (in English only).
A series of new packages is also available. These include roundtrip flight in Economy Class, accommodation in 3-, 4-, 4.5- or 5-star hotels, transfers between the airport and hotel, and seven breakfasts:
• Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: a multi-city adventure, with four nights in Jerusalem and three nights in Tel Aviv
• Tel Aviv: seven nights to discover the Israeli metropolis
• Jerusalem: seven nights to take the pulse of the Israeli capital
• Tel Aviv and Galilee: three nights in Tel Aviv and four nights in Galilee
• Jerusalem and the Negev desert: two nights in Jerusalem, four nights in the Negev desert and one night in Tel Aviv
Travellers can also customize their holiday with the following à la carte visits:
• Masada and the Dead Sea
• Biblical Highlights of the Galilee
• Pearls of the Western Galilee
To learn more about the flights to Israel, visit airtransat.com; for details on Transat’s program, visit transat.com.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. It also offers domestic and feeder flights out of five Canadian airports. Every year, it carries nearly 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2017, Air Transat was named the second-best leisure airline in the world, and the best in North America in the same category 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 Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4076