“We are family” will take on an extended meaning with Air Canada Vacations (ACV) next year when any group of 10 or more – children included – qualifies for special travel savings and perks.
When a group of 10 or more family members, friends or a mix of both, travel together to the same destination, they receive a myriad of benefits, with multiple package options and deals from ACV, ultimately making travel more affordable, flexible and simpler to plan.
The “family” – whether extended, blended, or multi-generational, where all stages and ages (from two years old and up), plus girlfriends and guy friends, count – can even be travelling from different points of embarkation, with staggering times of departure.
Benefits and special perks of group travel include:
- Dedicated Co-ordinator and Complimentary Stays
Travelling as a group of 10 or more with Air Canada Vacations means that guests have access to a multitude of special perks, including a dedicated, comprehensive group travel co-ordinator until departure for ease of trip planning; private check-in, transfers, coordination of excursions and activities; complimentary stays at participating resorts; and free seat selection.
- Best Winter Package Pricing
Groups can save up to $350 per person when booking next year’s winter sun holiday as part of Air Canada Vacations’ Mexico and the Caribbean group travel promotion. Amount includes $100 per person “No Fuel Surcharge” discount on travel between May 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2016; plus $250 per person Winter Early Booking Bonus valid for travel between Nov. 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016, or Nov. 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. Travel must be booked by Jan. 30, 2015.
- Best Summer Package Pricing
Groups can save up to $250 per person when booking next year’s summer holiday with Air Canada Vacations. Amount includes $100 per person “No Fuel Surcharge” discount on travel between May 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2016; plus $150 per person Summer Early Booking Bonus valid for travel between May 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2015, or May 1, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2016. Travel must be booked by Jan. 30, 2015.
- Air Canada Vacations Exclusive Privileges Added-Value Program
Groups who book a Privileges participating resort also have access to exclusive bonus features, such as preferred room location; early check-in and late check-out; complimentary Wi-Fi or Internet at resort; and three guaranteed à la carte dinners at All-Inclusive resorts.
- Kids Are People Too
Parents know that every little bit helps when it comes to saving on a family holiday, and children over the age of two count as group members and are entitled to ACV group benefits. That means families of all shapes and sizes can travel together and save when booking with Air Canada Vacations.
- Flexible Group Travel
Air Canada Vacations recognizes that friends and family do not necessarily live in the same city, or have similar schedules. When booking as a group, travellers can conveniently depart from Canadian cities with non-stop flights or on any connector flight from 66 Canadian cities served in the Air Canada network, coast to coast. Groups can also use multiple credit cards to pay for a booking.
- Earn Aeroplan Miles
Aeroplan members travelling within a group have the chance to earn 1,000s of Aeroplan miles with every flight booked as part of an ACV package.
- Groups Are Not Just Families
Moms groups; friends; bachelor and bachelorette parties; sports teams – any groups travelling as 10 or more count towards Air Canada Vacations group benefits.
It is not just travellers who stand to benefit from group travel with Air Canada Vacations. With the new ACV & Me loyalty program, travel agents are also rewarded with their own unique perks for booking groups. On all group bookings made by Jan. 30, 2015, agents can earn five times the ACV & Me points for every passenger in the group – for a total of 1,500 points per passenger, or 15,000 points on a group of 10.