TORONTO — Transat has launched its 2015 Europe program with increased flight capacity to cities including London, Paris and Venice, and new Eco Fares offering maximum flexibility for economy class fares.
The company is also expected to begin offering connector fares for Europe flights from Vancouver, Quebec City and Halifax, starting in January.
Transat launched its Europe program at an industry event in Toronto yesterday.
Transat’s new destination for 2015, Budapest, has direct flights from Toronto and Montreal from mid-June through mid-October. A new Central Europe brochure is coming in February.
Clients can combine 2014’s new destination – Prague – with 2015’s new destination – Budapest – for a nine-night City Hopping package with Transat Holidays, from $1,559 per person. Numerous other City Hopping pairs are available.
All in all Transat has 27 destinations for 2015, with packages, tours, cruises and an array of a la carte options available.
Several top-selling Transat Discoveries motorcoach tours, including tours in India, South America and Africa, have been folded into the Europe brochure as well. “Coach tours will be a big focus for us this year,” said Nicole Bursey, Commercial Director, Transat Tours Canada. “We need agents to understand what great value there is with our coach tours.”
Other new offerings in the Europe program include the Italian Countryside air and hotel package in Tuscany, and Go As You Please Island Hopping in Greece.
The company is also offering 12 cruise lines, including, new this year, Holland America Line.
Transat’s early booking bonuses include best price guarantees and reduced deposits.
Clients can also save with the new EuroSavers Collection, a selection of hotels recommended for their excellent value and good locations near remarkable sites in the most popular destinations.
Transat “remains the biggest and the best” for travel to Europe from Canada, said Denise Heffron, Vice-President, National Sales & Commercial, Transat Tours Canada. “We knew what was on the horizon in terms of competition. We’re ready.”