Montreal, November 14, 2017 — Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel leader, today officially celebrates the 30th anniversary of its inaugural flight. In a sense, this memorable day also marks the culmination of the many activities organized during the past year to thank the Company’s customers and partners, and particularly travel consultants, who are key links in the relationship of trust between Transat and travellers.
Transat’s relationship with its retail partners dates back to the inception of the organization and its respect and appreciation for the retail community remains at the heart of the company today. And this feeling is mutual: the recognition that Transat receives from travel agents never wanes, year-in and year-out. Most recently Transat was recognized at the Univers Gala in Quebec, organized by l’Association des Agents de Voyage du Québec, taking home top honours in four categories: airline, tour operator, travel agency and travel consultant.
“These tributes, which come to us directly from travel agents, who are partners with whom we maintain daily connections, reflect on the entire Transat team and we feel privileged,” says Denise Heffron, Vice-President, National Sales and Commercial, Transat Tours Canada. “Collaboration with these key travel industry partners is essential, and we are always pleased to share these successes with them. Our retail partners have been with us every step of the way on our 30 year journey and for that we are truly thankful.”
In addition, throughout this past year Transat has tangibly thanked these travel consultants with, among other things, its Surprise Dates contest, during which it gave away 30 trips to agents across Canada.
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. It also offers domestic and connecting 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.
Information: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514 987-1616, ext.4076