MONTREAL — Transat’s new Famili brochure, “the new reference for South and Florida vacations”, comes with an Book Early promotion with $100 deposits and the option for travellers to change their dates up to three hours before departure.
Families booking a sun package (south or Florida), cruise package or flight by Sep. 30, also get free seat selection for all family members.
The quirky ‘Famili’ spelling is meant to appeal to both the English-speaking and French-speaking markets, said Transat spokesperson Debbie Cabana.
Air Transat’s conveniences include exclusive check-in counters to reduce the waiting time, priority boarding for families with young children and free transportation of baby equipment.
The Famili brochure groups hotels into several family-oriented categories. ‘For the Little Ones’ resorts have baby and kids’ clubs, mini-shows and wading pools, and are ideal for vacations with children ages three and under. ‘Little Fish’ ages four to 11 will make a splash in hotels equipped with water games, an aqua park, pools with slides or fun-filled kids’ clubs, while ‘Cool for Teens’ resorts have a long list of entertainment options, activities designed especially for 12- to 16-year-olds, as well as double, triple, quadruple or adjoining rooms.
Transat also offers ‘Waves of Fun’ hotels for watersports lovers, as well as a variety of resorts catering to single parents travelling with their children. The ‘Big Fun for Big Families’ and ‘Multi-Generational Vacations’ programs featuring adjoining or more spacious rooms and luxury suites cater to groups of five or more, or families travelling with grandparents.
For families headed to Florida, Transat has multiple vacation options in the Sunshine State, including a wide array of packages, for discovering (or rediscovering) Walt Disney World.
In addition to its all-inclusive and à la carte hotels this season, Transat has more home and apartment rentals in Florida and the South. In Cuba, travellers can choose to stay with a local family at a casa particular and immerse themselves into the culture.
For flights, the Air Transat Kids Club is available to young fliers ages two to 11 and offers free standard seat selection, priority baggage delivery and automatic entry into the annual draw to win a one-week trip for four. Clients can register for Kids Club for free at airtransat.com.