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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A new partnership between CIE Tours International and Air Canada means CIE Tours can package competitively priced flights within its tour price for travel originating at any airport serviced by Air Canada with direct flights to Shannon or Dublin.
The new connectivity is “a great convenience and value for Canadian customers who previously had to book flights separately,” says the company.
Clients who book select guided vacations by Jan. 31 can take advantage of CIE Tours’ ‘2 for 1 Companion Flies Free’ promotion (promo code TWOFORONE18C). The free nonstop companion flight is valid for Ireland departures April 1 – May 31, 2018 and Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, 2018, and Britain departures April 1 – Oct. 31, 2018.
CIE Tours says the new air-inclusive packages take advantage of Air Canada’s recent expansion of service to the Emerald Isle, just in time for the summer high season. Air Canada is launching two new Ireland routes in June 2018 and increasing flights on existing services.
For the first time Air Canada will offer direct service between Montreal and Dublin as well as between Toronto and Shannon, each with four flights per week.
In addition, nonstop Toronto-Dublin service will increase from four times per week to daily during the summer. Seasonal nonstop Vancouver-Dublin flights will also resume this summer with five-day-a-week service.
CIE Tours sells in Canadian dollars and operates a website exclusively for the Canadian market at cietours.com/canada. Travel can also be booked via phone at 1-800-243-8687.