Air Canada Vacations (ACV) president Eamonn Ferrin is citing long-used counsel when advising agents on what to tell clients wanting to flee winter weather, reports Ian Stalker in this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.
Ferrin told a Toronto gathering last week that booking patterns are shaped by many factors and “will always vary,” but his tour operator is enjoying brisk business for the latter half of December and that should be a caution for those who are hesitant when it comes to booking winter travel.
“The key message… is book early to avoid disappointment…,” he warned.
“The early bird catches the worm.”
Ferrin said the tour operator is offering 47 new resorts, raising the total number to more than 500, and has some “unique selling points” that include its affiliation with parent Air Canada. Air Canada has “convenient connectors” from 66 points in Canada and 200 global destinations, he said.
Ferrin noted many Air Canada destinations see daily service, which in turn means the tour operator can offer packages of three-, four-, seven- or 10 days, rather than be limited to packages of one or two weeks.
Some Air Canada Vacations resorts are exclusives to the tour operator as well.
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