MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations’ new 2018/2019 Sun Collection brochure is hitting the stands with 700+ hotels – most offering all-inclusive packages – plus 13 ACV exclusive resorts, 35 semi-exclusive resorts and 100+ cruises.
Destinations include Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, California, Florida and Las Vegas. Clients can choose from short and long stay options, additional guided excursions, and new destinations of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Belize.
Extra capacity comes in the form of 58 additional new flights to ACV’s sun destinations.
“At Air Canada Vacations, we’re always looking to enhance our Sun Collection, year after year, so we can continue to offer our customers more choice and convenience. With our exclusive advantages, huge hotel repertoire, and flights aboard Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, it’s easy to turn travel dreams into reality,” says ACV’s Managing Director Nino Montagnese.
The brochure news also arrives along with dates and cities for ACV’s fourth annual Dream Makers product launch, returning this fall.
Agents are invited to join ACV to celebrate the new Sun Brochure 2018/2019 Collection. “We’re thrilled to present another great Dream Maker tour to launch our exciting new Sun Brochure and all it has to offer to our valued industry partners, travel agents and their customers,” said Dana Gain, Senior Director of Sales, Groups & Partnerships at Air Canada Vacations. “The travel agency community is a key component in making travel dreams come true. This tour is really our way of saying thank you to our trade partners.”
Here are the dates and cities, with further venue details and registration to follow in the coming weeks:
Sept. 10: Vancouver
Sept. 11: Calgary
Sept. 13: Montreal
Sept. 18: Halifax
Sept. 20: Toronto
All #ACVDreamMakers events will take place 5 – 9 p.m. with cocktails, prizes, and live entertainment as well as a presentation from Air Canada Vacations’ senior executives, focusing on the 2018/2019 Collection.
Here are more updates about the season to come with ACV:
- One new route has been announced as part of the 2018 winter flight schedule. Vancouver (YVR) to Lihue, Hawaii (LIH) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting on Dec. 15.
- Vancouver and Calgary flights to Hawaii, Vancouver flights to Mexico, and Calgary flights to Cancun will be serviced on Air Canada’s new 737 MAX aircraft.
- New addition St. Vincent & the Grenadines comes with seven hotels in the ACV brochure. Air Canada Rouge will also be offering nonstop Toronto to St. Vincent flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Also new, Belize is featured in the ACV brochure with four hotels. Air Canada Rouge will also be offering nonstop Toronto-to-Belize flights on Mondays and Fridays.
- In addition to Mexico and the Caribbean ACV’s new Sun Collection also includes trips to Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas and California. Air Canada Vacations offers savings of $100 per couple all year long when booking a package 90 days prior to departure to one of these sunny destinations.
With Air Canada Vacations’ Early Booking Bonus, bookings made by Sept. 9, 2018 mean savings of $600 per family ($200 per adult and $100 per child ages 2 to 12) and include an additional eight free days of airport parking.
Clients can also take advantage of ACV’s new CareFlex Plan, priced at $49 per person. CareFlex allows travellers to change their booking, transfer their package, and cancel with a full refund up to three days before departure.
New this year, Air Canada Vacations will honour the original contract price for any additional passengers if their group size increases by up to 20%. Clients who book a group of eight adults pay a $300 deposit while getting $2,000 in savings. The offer is valid for packages made by Oct. 31, 2018 and for departures between Nov. 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.
Couples who tie the knot with a destination wedding can get a $500 flight credit per group for bookings made by Oct. 31, 2018. Newlyweds also get extra perks like a complimentary site inspection, free seat selection, two free upgrades, including access to the Maple Leaf lounge, and a $500 future travel credit for their next vacation.
Other group booking perks include: fly and stay free, block seat selection on flights, Group Price Drop, Group Price Match, no deposit for 90 days, private transfers, dedicated group coordinators, and access to the Maple Leaf lounge with Business class or Premium Rouge.
With ACV’s Cruise Promise, if clients find a flight with Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge at a lower price, ACV pay for the flight. “That’s right, if you find a lower price for your cruise airfare at the time of booking with us, we’ll pay the entire cost of the flight for all passengers on the booking!” says the tour operator. A new exclusive addition for ACV’s Cruise product lineup is Martinique and the Antilles sailings onboardthe Costa Magica, starting Dec. 27, 2018.
Air Canada Vacations’ program collections include Spotlight, Luxe, Family, Boutique, Adults Only and Spa.