Sunday,  August 18, 2019  9:53 pm

ACV reveals 2019/2020 Sun Collection


ACV reveals 2019/2020 Sun Collection

Air Canada Vacations has just launched its  2019/2020 Sun Collection.

READ MORE: Air Canada adds winter services from YQB to popular sun destinations

The new collection offers travellers a selection of packages in more than 750 hotels – mostly all-inclusive – 63 of which are new to the tour operator’s line up, four resorts that are exclusive to Air Canada Vacations, 28 semi-exclusive resorts, and more than 100 cruises. Featuring options for short and long stays as well as enhanced program collections, including 175 new additions for the Spotlight Collection and 124 Play Collection resorts, the  2019/2020 product offering provides vacation packages for all travel styles and budgets.

“When we think about travellers booking their next vacation, we want their vacation dreams to start as soon as they flip through the pages of our newest Sun Collection. We’re proud to present what we believe is a genuine dream guide, which brings customers more choice, more programs and enhancements and, of course, more vacation inspiration,” said Nino Montagnese, managing director at Air Canada Vacations. “Our vacations, coupled with the trust and convenience of flights aboard Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge means travellers can take off or set sail knowing we’ve thought of all the details for them.”

Flying with ACV

Air Canada Rouge serves more than 100 leisure routes on five continents with over 50 aircraft. Air Canada Rouge customers can even enjoy free Wi-Fi aboard select aircraft. Upgrades to Executive Class and Premium Rouge for Caribbean and Mexico packages start at just $299.

This winter, Air Canada Vacations offers even more capacity with three additional new flights to its sun destinations – Quebec City (YQB) to Cancun, Mexico (CUN) will operate on Saturdays, starting on Dec. 21, 2019, while Quebec City (YQB) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) will operate on Sundays, starting on Dec. 22, 2019, and a non-stop route from Ottawa (YOW) to Varadero (VRA), Cuba, operating on Mondays starting Dec. 23, 2019. 

The two new routes from Quebec City will be serviced on Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321 aircraft. In addition to the new routes, Air Canada Vacations has expanded its service with 24 new flights to the sun.

The Spotlight Collection

New this year, Air Canada Vacations is delighted to present its enhanced exclusive Spotlight Collection with U.S. Spotlight Collection and Cruise Spotlight Collection. Travellers can look forward to free standard seat selection, $20 in-flight meal credit per passenger, as well as bonus hotel and resort perks at participating hotels and resorts in California, Hawaii and Las Vegas when booking a flight and hotel package by Oct. 31, 2020.

Air Canada Vacations introduces Cruise Spotlight Collection with Carnival. When booking select Carnival sailings, cruisers will receive exclusive offers such as special Canadian resident rates, two free category upgrades, U.S. $50 onboard credit per stateroom, 50 per cent reduced deposit, and free CareFree Travel Protection.

Air Canada Vacations’ unique program collections; Spotlight, Luxe, Family, Boutique, Adults Only and Spa allow customers to pick their resort based on their vacation style.

ACV has also expanded its Play Program through Florida, California, and Hawaii, allowing families to choose from more than 140 family-friendly properties.

New deals for agents

Travel agents can save their clients up to $400 per family ($100 per adult), for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, when booked by Sept. 2, 2019, for travel between Nov. 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020. 

Travellers can also take advantage of only $50 deposit per person when booking their  2019/2020 winter holiday through their favourite travel professional.

Travel agents can also earn 15 per cent commission on ACV's CareFree and new CareFlex plans. 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, allowing travellers to change, transfer or even cancel their booking with refund before the departure date.

New this year, book a group of 10 passengers and only pay a $500 deposit and hold up to 20 more passengers with no deposit. The earlier you book, the more you get! Agents who book their groups by Aug. 31, 2019 can save them $1,500 on group of 10 adults for departures between Nov. 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020. 

For a consecutive year, Air Canada Vacations will honour the original contract price for any additional passengers if their group size increases by up to 20 per cent. Plus, tie the knot in paradise and receive a $500 flight credit per group for bookings made by Oct. 31, 2020. Newlyweds also enjoy additional perks like a complimentary site inspection, free seat selection, two free upgrades, including access to the Maple Leaf lounge, and a $500 future travel credit for their next vacation.

For clients looking to cruise, Air Canada Vacations has introduced savings of $150 per couple when booking a flight and cruise package by Oct. 31, 2019.

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