MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations has launched its first-ever, digital-only Sun Collection brochure, completely replacing the need for a printed brochure.
Called ‘Dream of Sun,’ the interactive digital resource dives into the tour operator’s 2022-2023 Sun Collection, featuring over 600 mostly all-inclusive hotels across 38 destinations, including 67 new additions, three resorts exclusive to Air Canada Vacations, and 29 semi-exclusive resorts.
Available at agents.dreamofsun.aircanadavacations.com, the brochure boasts an interactive design that includes images, video and editorial content like destination highlights, and allows viewers to search by hotel name, category or popular filters like hotels where kids stay free.
As a resource tool, travel advisors can guide their clients to bucket-list destinations by sharing links of each vacation package, allowing them to easily review the company’s new Sun Collection. Air Canada Vacations will be hosting a webinar session on Sept. 8, 2022, in both French and English, to demonstrate the brochure’s features. Click here to view the times of each session and to register.
“The challenges our industry faced over the past two years gave Air Canada Vacations an opportunity to reimagine the way our business works,” said Nino Montagnese, Vice President at Air Canada Vacations. “With more and more travel agents working virtually, it was important for us to provide them with all the resources necessary to find the perfect vacation for our shared customers.”
On how travel advisors can benefit from the brochure, he added: “The Dream of Sun digital brochure offers travel professionals a simple tool to help their customers plan their often long-awaited vacation. With this launch, we are proud to solidify our market position by leading the charge in digital-first initiatives.”
Air Canada Vacations is once again highlighting LGBTQ+ friendly hotels in its Sun Collection, as well as an eco-friendly spotlight for resorts certified for their green policies and support of local communities. Travel advisors can easily tailor vacations with more than 96 Play Collection resorts and 20 Play hotels in the USA. And for those looking to set sail again, the tour operator also offers hundreds of cruises in its lineup.
2022 #ACVDREAMMAKERS EVENT
Travel advisors are encouraged to attend this year’s #ACVDreamMakers event either virtually or in person. The event will take place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal on Sept. 20, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET, with presentations on ACV’s new collections in both English and French. To register click here.
TRAVEL AGENT TOOLKIT
A Travel Agent Toolkit will be made available on Sept. 20 during the #ACVDreamMakers event, or by distribution through their Area Sales Manager. The toolkit includes relevant information to help agents book their customer’s next vacation, as well as a step-by-step guide to using the digital brochure, the most recent flight schedule for winter, an overview of available hotels and cruises as well as promotions and ACV offers.
EARLY BOOKINGS SAVINGS
Clients who book their 2022/2023 winter package to Mexico and the Caribbean at least four months in advance will enjoy significant savings with ACV’s Early Booking Bonus. Families can save $600 (family of four, or $150 per person) when booking their 2022/2023 winter holiday through their travel advisor.
CAREFLEX & CAREFREE
Travel advisors can earn up to 20% commission and give their clients peace of mind with ACV’s CareFree and CareFlex plans. For $69 (Canada & U.S.) and $99 (Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America & Europe) per person, the CareFlex travel protection plan allows clients to transfer their package, change their departure date, destination or hotel, and cancel with a full refund up to 21 days prior to departure, or cancel with an in-house credit up to three days prior to departure. For $69, the CareFree travel protection plan includes free seat selection and a Price Drop Guarantee.