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What a difference 18 months can make: Air Canada, Transat announce new acquisition terms

Back before COVID-19 changed just about everything, Air Canada was set to buy Transat for $720 million. Now under new terms just announced by both companies, the sale price is much lower: $190 million.
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Transat launches COVID-19 insurance coverage through Manulife

Transat is the latest airline and tour operator to announce new COVID-19 insurance coverage, offered through Manulife.
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Transat’s new winter program includes over 40 destinations

After resuming operations on July 23, Transat has unveiled its winter program, featuring flights to over dozens of destinations as well as packages to hundreds of hotels in the South and Europe.
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Transat suspends USA & South from Western Canada, delays Air Canada deal

Transat has cancelled all flights from Western Canada to south and USA destinations for winter 2020-2021.
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Here’s a look: Transat’s commercial flights are back

It was smiles all around – albeit beneath face coverings – on Transat’s first commercial flights yesterday, its first in over 100 days of inactivity due to COVID-19.
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Transat’s commercial flights are back after 112-day hiatus

Transat has updated its ‘Traveller Care’ guide to include information on destination entry requirements.
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Transat drops expiry date on FTCs; facilitates pre-payment for bag fees

Transat has dropped the expiry date on its future travel credits, and made the credits transferrable.
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Hola Sun flights with Air Transat halted through July 31

Hola Sun is advising agents that due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the suspension of Hola Sun’s flights to Cuba with Air Transat has been extended until July 31, 2020.
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Hola Sun updates policy following Air Transat’s extension of suspension

Following yesterday’s news about Transat extending its suspension of operations until June 30, Hola Sun Holidays has updated its travel policy to accommodate impacted guests.
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Transat recalls 4,000 employees with payroll assistance from CEWS

Transat is bringing some 4,000 of its employees back on payroll and will use the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to help make ends meet during these challenging times.
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ETC, Italy, Switzerland weigh in on EU’s Canadian ban
ETC, Italy, Switzerland weigh in on EU’s Canadian ban
Canadians were dealt with another blow this week when news broke that the European Union was set to remove Canada from...
Feds partner with YYC and Alberta govt. on rapid COVID-19 testing pilot project
A new pilot project for rapid COVID-19 testing at Calgary Airport is being trumpeted as a first step in shortening and...
Travel agencies need the full 90% rent subsidy, says ACTA 
Travel agencies need the full 90% rent subsidy, says ACTA 
ACTA is advocating for agents during the COVID-19 crisis not just at the federal level, but at the provincial level...
Insight Vacations debuts 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection
Insight Vacations debuts 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection
Insight Vacations’ new 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection, just released, includes...
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