Transat’s Sun Academies: Industry members are generous

Montreal, September 28, 2017 — Travel consultants and other industry members showed great generosity during the Transat Sun Academies in September, contributing a total of more than $7,900 to SOS Children’s Villages. This organization, present in 134 countries, is the world’s largest charity providing homes for children who have been abandoned or orphaned.

"A big thank-you to all the consultants who gave so generously again this year to the SOS Children’s Villages cause that we care so much about," said Dan Prior, Sales Manager, Ontario & Atlantic Canada, Transat Tours Canada. "We know that this money will help children who really need it."

All Sun Academy participant-donors were eligible to win an all-inclusive seven-day holiday package at a Hard Rock Hotel in Mexico. There were three prizes drawn—one for each of the Quebec, Ontario, Atlantic Canada and Western Canada regions.

The winners are:

- Quebec: Lucie Gervais, Voyage Aquarelle
- Ontario and Atlantic: Carie Mason, Durham Travel
- Western Canada: Cheryl McDonald, ECSC Chestermere

Transat has been a SOS Children’s Villages partner since the fall of 2009. This charitable 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 (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 2017, TTC was voted Canada’s Best Tour Operator for the third consecutive year at the Agent’s Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media, and earned top honours for Quebec in the same category at the 2015 and 2016 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.

Marie-Annick Lalande, Communications Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - - 514 987-1616, ext. 4076