Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) and AIR MILES are expanding their long-term relationship, giving collectors more travel options, more ways to book and more Miles.
Effective Aug. 13, 2017, AIR MILES Packaged Vacation and Cruise (PVC) bookings will now be completed through Transat Distribution’s travel agency network.
Transat Distribution Canada’s general manager, Nathalie Boyer observed that: “After a relationship of nearly 20 years, we are thrilled to be able to take it to the next level. This represents a great opportunity for our travel agencies and travel professionals to showcase the quality of Transat Distribution’s customer service by improving the Collector’s overall redemption experience.”
And AIR MILES Reward Program’s SVP member experience, Sharmane Good said: “We are always looking for new opportunities to make the Collector experience better, and we are thrilled to be able to deliver on that promise. This expansion provides Collectors with increased booking options and earning potential, providing a better PVC travel booking experience. We are excited to roll out these features as just a few of the many ways we will continue to augment our rewards offering.”
Collectors will now have access to greater benefits, including expanded travel options.
Through Transat Distribution Canada’s travel agency network, collectors will be able to use their Miles for more travel destinations and at more travel partners than ever before, including, Collette, Encore Cruises, TravelBrands, AmaWaterways, Tours Chanteclerc and many more.
They will have more ways to book travel as collectors will now be able to redeem exclusively online for Marlin Travel, Club Voyages, Transat Travel, TripCentral Atlantic Canada and TravelPlus eVouchers (currently available using Cash Miles) and physical Certificates (available Aug.t 13 in $100 denominations using Dream Miles).
These can be used towards PVC travel bookings with participating preferred partners through any of Transat Distribution’s 286 participating travel agency locations across Canada or through the TDC call centre.
To make it easier and faster to receive the physical Dream Certificates, AIR MILES will be shipping certificates within 72 business hours from redemption, at no cost to the Collector.
In 2018, together with Transat Distribution Canada, AIR MILES will be introducing a new PVC website, enabling collectors to use their Miles immediately for PVC bookings online, 24/7 with participating partners.
And effective Aug. 13, collectors will get 1 Mile for every $20 spent (versus 1 Mile for $35) on any PVC booking with a participating Transat Distribution travel agency. This includes any additional Cash portion spent on the PVC booking, beyond the certificate value.
All other travel-related rewards such as standalone flights, car rentals and hotels can continue to be booked online through http://www.airmiles.ca .