Industry members give back to charity through Transat Sun Academies

Industry members give back to charity through Transat Sun Academies

MONTREAL — Travel consultants and other industry members showed just how generous they can be at Transat Sun Academies this month, contributing over $7,900 to SOS Children’s Villages.

This organization, present in 134 countries, is the world’s largest charity, providing homes for children who have been abandoned or orphaned.

“A big thank-you to all the consultants who gave so generously again this year to the SOS Children’s Village cause that we care so much about,” said Dan Prior, Sales Manager, Ontario & Atlantic Canada, Transat Tours Canada. “We know that this money will help children who really need it.”

Industry members give back to charity through Transat Sun Academies

All Sun Academy participant-donors were eligible to win an all-inclusive, seven-day holiday package at a Hard Rock Hotel in Mexico. There were three prizes drawn, one for each of the Quebec, Ontario, Atlantic Canada and Western Canada regions.

The winners are: Lucie Gervais, Voyage Aquarelle, Quebec; Carie Mason, Durham Travel, Ontario and Atlantic; and Cheryl McDonald, ECSC Chestermere, Western Canada.

Transat has been an SOS Children’s Villages partner since the fall of 2009. The tour operator has given a total of over $2 million to the organization since the beginning of this association.