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Transat releases handy list of hotels offering PCR testing

To help travel agents navigate through new government testing protocols, Transat has compiled a list of hotels that are currently offering COVID-19 testing.
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Transat AT board reaffirms support for takeover by Air Canada, clarifies Peladeau bid

Transat AT has reconfirmed its unanimous support for its proposed acquisition by Air Canada while issuing a clarification about a proposal from telecom owner Pierre Karl Peladeau.
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Updates from airlines ahead of Jan. 7 COVID test rule; IATA blasts Ottawa

Canada’s airlines are providing new information to help passengers secure PCR tests for COVID-19 in the wake of the federal government’s new requirement, effective Jan. 7, that all passengers arriving in or returning to Canada must present proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their scheduled departure.
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An unfathomable year for Canada’s airlines: 2020 in review

The updates from the airlines started coming in the early weeks of 2020. First it was the suspension of flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai. By late February Hong Kong was added to the list. On March 10, Air Canada announced it was temporarily suspending all flights to and from Italy. 
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Up to 50% off South packages with Transat’s Boxing Day Sale, through Jan. 4

Transat’s Boxing Day Sale is on now through Jan. 4, 2021.
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More sun to sell: WestJet adds Bonaire; Transat launches Boxing Day Sale

CALGARY — Starting Feb. 6, 2021 WestJet will offer nonstop, one-weekly service to the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Says Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer: “Canadians have been asking for the addition of this diving and windsurfing paradise known for its pristine waters and rich marine life to our network. Bonaire is filled […]
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Transat’s Q4 underlines dire situation facing Canada’s airlines 

Any expansion of COVID-19 testing programs like the one at Calgary Airport can’t come a moment too soon for Canada’s airlines and the travel industry, as Transat’s Q4 results show all too clearly.
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Transat reaches out to Centraide of Greater Montreal with 100+ pallet food donation

Transat has donated some 500,000 food items, making up more than 100 pallets, to Centraide of Greater Montreal, which is part of the Centraide United Way Canada organization.
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More flights to Cuba starting this month

Cuba will get more lift starting this month with several major tour operators.
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Cyber Monday savings from Sunwing, Transat, ACV and more

The deals keep coming with Cyber Monday promotions from Sunwing, ACV and Transat, and an extended Black Friday week sale with CIE Tours. 
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