Sunday,  May 31, 2020  1:01 am

Transat's Europe Training Academy wraps up in Calgary


Transat's Europe Training Academy wraps up in Calgary
Of Transat: (from left) Dean Neville, sales manager - Western Canada; Jennifer Bradley, business representative, Northern Alberta & Saskatchewan; Carla Moreno, business representative, Southern Alberta & Manitoba.

The Transat Europe Training Academy concluded its multi-city tour on Feb. 15 at Calgary's Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, with a food-themed evening including dinner that provides a taste of Italy for more than 80 travel agents in attendance.

Dean Neville, Transat's Western Canada sales manager was joined by Jennifer Bradley and Carla Moreno, business development representatives for Alberta, presenting updates for more than 28 European and Middle Eastern destinations offering a wide variety of vacation packages for all traveller types. Highlights included direct flight service from Calgary to London, Gatwick and Amsterdam and connections from Vancouver and Calgary through Toronto and Montreal to access the European programs this summer.

For the second year in a row, Israel packages are available from Montreal to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Domestic flights have been added to the Air Transat flight schedule to provide more opportunities for travellers from Vancouver and Calgary to more than 23 destinations.

Air Transat has partnered with renowned Quebec Chef Daniel Vezina to offer the Chef's Menu by Daniel Vezina, a gourmet signature meal service included in the Club Class service for international flights or available in limited quantities for additional fee in Economy Class.

Guided tours are available for Israel and Europe including Central Europe (Balkans), Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland and Greece. Guided tours can be booked as a full service package including air and land or land-only.

The Your Way Tours are perfect for independent travellers looking for arranged accommodations and guided transportation between cities but want the flexibility to see the sights at their own leisure. Your Way Tours are available for Italy, Spain, France, Croatia and Portugal.

City packages provide options for one city, or multi-cities for travellers wanting to visit two or more cities in the same trip.

Go As You Please options are available for a la carte travel for Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain for customizable plans for travellers, including many pre-arranged passes to skip the lines for many popular tourist attractions. Private home inns and bed-and-breakfast options are offered to provide charming and comfortable accommodations and an exclusive partnership with Hertz provides car rental options for travellers who prefer a flexible, laid back approach to travel.

Villa rentals in Tuscany are now also available to be booked for travellers looking to experience the romance of ancient Italy. The Citadines Apartment Hotels options in France and The Netherlands are perfect for travellers looking for modern and comfortable accommodations with more space than traditional hotel rooms.

Savvy packages are perfect for travellers who have no preference for hotel accommodations but want a great price. Travellers choose a star rating for hotel category and specific hotel details are assigned 30 days before travel.

Island hopping around Greece with Celeystal Cruises is a great way to see all the main islands of Greece. Other cruise partners for European cruise adventures with Transat include Norwegian Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Pullmantar Cruises and Croisi Europe for river cruise itineraries. Transat Holidays can combine the cruise package with flights from Canada with air protection, additional luggage allowances, transfers and pre and post accommodations with options to extend with additional nights.

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