ACV Gets Early Start With Release Of Europe Your Way Collection
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Months ahead of last year, Air Canada Vacations has unveiled its 2018 Europe Your Way Collection. Larger than ever, the collection features 122 vacation packages and 50 cruises, short and long stay options, additional guided tour choices and the newly added destination of Croatia.
"It's never too early to start planning your next European adventure,” says Nino Montagnese, Managing Director at Air Canada Vacations.
“Europe is all about discovering vibrant cultures, cuisines, art and architecture through vacations that are tailored to each destination. Air Canada Vacations is pleased to provide more options, add-ons and partnerships that will bring customers flawless experiences no matter their travel style."
The ACV Collection focuses on vacations in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Iceland, Croatia, and Central Europe. In addition to new vacation packages to Croatia, new routes to Porto, Lisbon, Dublin, Shannon and Bucharest will also be offered with service through Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, giving travellers more possibilities to discover Europe.
Also new for 2018 is ACV’s partnership with Trafalgar and Contiki to offer additional curated tours. The exclusive partnership allows travellers to choose amongst 16 Trafalgar ‘Guided Vacations’ which include insider experiences such as enjoying an authentic meal with the Calistri family at their borgo in Italy, or six Contiki ‘Guided Trips’ designed exclusively for travellers aged 18 to 35 with many No Regrets experiences, such as a "Paris by night" sightseeing tour with champagne and escargot.
Other new travel options include Seaside Escapes in Greece, Italy and Spain; Guided Rail Tours, where your clients’ luggage follows them from hotel to hotel for stress-free travel; and Family Getaways with handpicked activities designed for kids in London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome.
All packages come with round-trip flights aboard Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, departing from 64 Canadian cities as well as hotel accommodations, and include options for guided tours, activities and car rentals.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.