Wednesday,  November 20, 2019  3:03 am

ACV adds 30 new itineraries to 2020 Europe collection


ACV adds 30 new itineraries to 2020 Europe collection

Air Canada Vacations’ new European collection features a total of 145 vacation packages in 21 countries including 30 new carefully designed itineraries tailored to better meet your clients’ travel styles.

“Filled with packaged vacations to countless vibrant European cities steeped in history and culture, our 2020 Europe Collection has a dream escape for every type of traveller,” said Nino Montagnese, managing director at Air Canada Vacations. “With various travel experiences, partnerships and collaborations our newest Collection positions us as a significant player for leisure travel to Europe.”

Air Canada Vacations has enhanced its program with more options to choose from like offering two new Seaside Escapes in Paestum, Italy, the home to one of Europe’s mesmerizing archeological zones, as well as a new Independent Escape called Portugal Explorer. The tour operator also boosted its Costa del Sol program with a new itinerary named Madrid. Andalusia. ¡Arriba!, along with a large selection of hotels featuring options for long stays ranging up to 28 days – ideal for Canadian Snowbirds desiring to spend their winter in the warmer region of Málaga. 

As well, they have added a new Guided Rail tour to explore the beautiful and charming region of Puglia in Italy, and much more authentic travel moments in Barcelona, Matera, and Saint-Émillion in France.

More new routes

The 2020 Europe Collection features newly added non-stop flights offering more capacity and choice to your customers; year-round service between Montreal and Toulouse starting June 4, 2020 operating five-times weekly on Air Canada’s Airbus A330-300 fleet, and a non-stop route from Toronto to Brussels starting May 1, 2020 operating up to five-times weekly on Air Canada’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The 2020 Europe Collection brings back its coveted, ready-to-book vacation packages. Whether by car, bus or train, Independent Escapes allow travellers to wander Europe at their own pace while benefiting from Air Canada Vacations’ personal touch – our More Moments inclusions. These are pre-booked excursions to ‘must-see’ spots which help travellers to soak up the local culture and create lasting memories!

Air Canada Vacations’ exclusive partnership with Ferreira Group is back by popular demand with Flavours of Portugal and Taste of the Northern Portugal – two Independent Escapes inspired by the Ferreira family and their hit web-series Portugal Gourmand.

Island Hopping allows your customers to explore several Greek islands in the most relaxed and optimal way! Seamless connections, great hotels and the most magical places. All packages come with the experience of exploring the rich history of Athens with an expert guide.

Guided Vacations offered by Trafalgar and Insight and booked directly through Air Canada Vacations let travellers explore Europe alongside someone that is in-the-know.

More than 500 cruise itineraries have been added to the 2020 Europe brochure, including ocean and river sailings in the Mediterranean, the Baltics, Northern Europe, the East and West bound crossings known as the Transatlantic sailings. All can be combined with an Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge flight.

À la Carte packaged vacations let travellers create their own European adventure by allowing them to choose from a wide range of hotels, pre-booked excursions, and possibilities for car rentals, as well as a flight to any destination where Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge fly.

Early booking bonus

Book six months prior to departure and clients can save up to $1,000 per couple. When you book four months prior to departure, clients can save up to $500 per couple. This means that travel agents need to book their customers this month to maximize savings for April departures. Valid on bookings made as of Sept. 3, 2019 until Sept. 2, 2020 for travel from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.

Book a group in Europe with Air Canada Vacations and receive the 16th traveller’s flight free, a group rate secured 2 years in advance, a $500 future travel credit, free standard seat selection, and so much more.

Book a Trafalgar Guided Vacation ahead of time to ensure your clients get their pick of the most popular European itineraries – save $1,000 per couple between Sept.3, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019 for travel between May 21, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2020, based on double occupancy. Plus, if you find a better price for your clients’ Europe adventure, Air Canada Vacations won’t just match it — the tour operator will reduce it by $250 per person. The best price guaranteed offer is valid for bookings made from Sept. 3, 2019 and Aug. 21, 2020 and travel between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cruisers can take advantage of only $50 deposit per person and Free CareFree which include standard seat selection applicable to new bookings made through a travel agent between Oct. 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, for departures by Dec. 31, 2020.

Air Canada Vacations’ Europe Promise boasts spectacular values available at all times for your customers – Early Booking Savings, an exchangeable deposit of $250 per person up to 45 days prior to departure, the ability to connect your clients’ Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge European flight from 63 Canadian airports starting at $49, and one free checked bag per person when booking with Air Canada Vacations.

CareFree & ACV&ME

Let your clients book their vacations to Europe with flexibility and peace of mind with Air Canada Vacations’ trusted CareFree plan and earn a 15 per cent commission. For just $59, Air Canada Vacations’ comprehensive travel protection plans include free seat selection, year-round Price Drop Guarantee, StormGuard, and a $50 waiver on administration change fees.

With the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels and groups will receive 600 points per room for packages of seven or more nights; 400 points per room for packages of three-six nights and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME loyalty points can be redeemed for Aeroplan® Miles, travel vouchers or Visa gift cards.


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