It’s a first.
Air Canada Vacations is introducing Dream of Sun – an interactive digital brochure meant to inspire Canadians for their next vacation and completely replace the need for a printed brochure.
The digital brochure invites travellers to Follow the Sun by virtually diving into its 2022-2023 Sun Collection which features over 600 mostly all-inclusive hotels to choose from across 38 destinations, including 67 new additions, 3 resorts exclusive to Air Canada Vacations and 29 semi-exclusive resorts.
By visiting agents.dreamofsun.aircanadavacations.com, agents’ clients can embark on a virtual journey through an incomparable selection of packages in sunny destinations.
The digital brochure’s interactive design features images, video and editorial content including destination highlights with the capabilities for them to search by hotel name, category, or popular filters like hotels where kids stay free. Travel professionals can guide their customers to bucket-list destinations by sharing links of each vacation package, allowing them to easily review Air Canada Vacations’ new Sun Collection, plan their dream escape and contact their trusted agent when they’re ready to book.
Nino Montagnese, Vice President at Air Canada Vacations, said that: “The challenges our industry faced over the past two years gave Air Canada Vacations an opportunity to reimagine the way our business works. With more and more travel agents working virtually, it was important for us to provide them with all the resources necessary to find the perfect vacation for our shared customers. The Dream of Sun digital brochure offers travel professionals a simple tool to help their customers plan their often, long-awaited vacation. With this launch, we are proud to solidify our market position by leading the charge in digital-first initiatives.”
Air Canada Vacations is once again highlighting LGBTQ+ friendly hotels, so that Canadians can enjoy their time under the sun in a welcoming and safe space. Vacationers in search of sustainable travel can now make informed decisions that they can feel good about with an ecofriendly spotlight for resorts certified for their green policies and support of local communities.
For those looking to set sail again, the tour operator continues to offer more options to cruise lovers with hundreds of cruises in the lineup. And, with more than 96 Play Collection resorts and 20 Play hotels in the USA, tailoring vacations to all travel styles and budgets is a breeze.
It’s once again time to register to this year’s can’t-miss travel event! Come celebrate the launch of Air Canada Vacations’ new collections and so much more which will be presented in both French and English.
Register now – https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/acv2022pl — to join virtually or in person at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal at 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 20, 2022.
On Sept. 8, 2022, Air Canada Vacations will provide a webinar session in French and English to demonstrate the features of the Dream of Sun digital brochure and answer any questions. Please click here to view the times of each session and register.
To continue to equip travel professionals with all the resources they need, a Travel Agent Toolkit will be made available on Sept. 20 during the #ACVDreamMakers event or by distribution through your trusted Area Sales Manager.
This toolkit includes relevant information to help you book your customers’ next vacation including a step-by-step guide to using the digital brochure, the most recent flight schedule for winter, an overview of available hotels and cruises as well as promotions and Air Canada Vacations offers.
Early planners who book their 2022/2023 winter vacation package to Mexico and the Caribbean at least 4 months in advance will enjoy significant savings with Air Canada Vacations’ Early Booking Bonus. Families can save $600 (Family of 4 or $150 per person) when booking their 2022/2023 winter holiday through their favourite travel professional.
Earn up to 20% commission and give your clients peace of mind with Air Canada Vacations’ trusted CareFree and CareFlex plans. For only $69 (Canada & U.S.) and $99 (Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America & Europe) per person, the CareFlex travel protection plan allows travellers to transfer their package, change their departure date, destination or hotel, and cancel with a full refund up to 21 days prior to departure, or cancel with an in-house credit up to 3 days prior to departure.
For $69, CareFree travel protection plan includes free seat selection, and a Price Drop Guarantee. Travellers can take advantage of the flexibility of Air Canada Vacations’ travel protection plans when booking their 2022/2023 winter holiday through their favourite travel professional.
With the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels and groups will receive 500 points per room for packages of 7 nights or more; 500 points per room for packages of 3 to 6 nights; 500 points per cabin when you book a Flight & Cruise package and 200 points per cabin when booking a cruise only, and on every 3 to 7-nights hotel-only, and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME loyalty points can be redeemed for Aeroplan points, travel vouchers or Visa and instant gift cards.