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Monday,  June 24, 2024 1:18 PM 

ACV unveils 2023-24 Sun Collection, dates for #ACVDreamMakers tour

ACV unveils 2023-24 Sun Collection, dates for #ACVDreamMakers tour
#ACVDreamMakers events are back with a multi-city tour. (Pax Global Media/file photo)
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Air Canada Vacations (ACV) unveiled its second annual “Dream of Sun” interactive digital brochure on Tuesday (Aug. 8), revealing more than 1,000, primarily all-inclusive, hotels across 45 destinations.

This year’s brochure adds 63 additional hotels to its roster and 25 semi-exclusive resorts, ACV noted in a press release.

“We want to spark Canadians’ travel imaginations as soon as they lay their eyes upon our newest Sun Collection. Curated under the theme of, ‘a vacation for every traveller,’ we’re proud to present this new collection via digital brochure, offering more choices, more programs and of course, more vacation inspiration for your customers. Air Canada Vacations has the largestselection of hotels, making us the largest vacation wholesaler in Canada,” said Nino Montagnese, vice-president, Air Canada Vacations.

Nino Montagnese, vice-president, Air Canada Vacations, photographed at #ACVDREAMMAKERS last year in Montreal. (Pax Global Media/file photo)

Travellers can notably search for hotels and resorts that declare a commitment to one or more ecolabels (endorsed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council) and LGBTQ2+ vacation spots and hotels.

ACV offers more than 100 cruise itineraries to choose from and Canadians will find family-friendly vacations at more than 96 Play Collection resorts and 25 Play hotels in the U.S.

2023 #ACVDREAMMAKERS on tour

Air Canada Vacations’ annual Dream Makers product launch also returns this fall with a multi-city tour.

Travel agents are invited to join ACV as they host events from coast-to-coast to celebrate the launch of the 2023/2024 collection.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing our new Sun Collection to our trusted travel partners and help them make their customers’ travel dreams a reality,” said Ana Paula De Souza, director of sales at Air Canada Vacations. “This tour is a celebration, thanking our outstanding trade partners for their continued support.”

All #ACVDreamMakers events will take place from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Guests can look forward to an exciting evening of cocktails, fabulous prizes, and live entertainment, as well as a presentation from Air Canada Vacations’ senior executives highlighting the 2023/2024 collection.

Agents can register now. Tour dates and locations are:

• September 6, 2023: Halifax, Nova Scotia – Cedar Event Centre

• September 12, 2023: Edmonton, Alberta - Marriott Hotel

• September 14, 2023: Vancouver, British Columbia - Marriott Hotel

• September 19, 2023: Montreal, Quebec – Congress Montreal

• September 21, 2023: Toronto, Ontario – Universal Events

Travel agent tool kit 

The second edition of Air Canada Vacations’ Travel Agent Toolkit will also be made available as of Sept. 6 during the #ACVDreamMakers Tour.

This 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 Air Canada Vacations promotions and offers.

Book early & save up to $400 per family

Early planners who book their 2023/2024 winter vacation package to Mexico and the Caribbean, and Flight & Hotel packages to Hawaii at least 4 months in advance will enjoy significant savings with ACV’s Early Booking Bonus. Families can save $400 (for a family of 4 or $100 per person) when booking their 2023/2024 winter holiday through a travel professional.

For full terms and conditions, click here.

Careflex & carefree

Earn up to 20 per cent commission and give your clients peace of mind with Air Canada Vacations CareFree and CareFlex plans. Starting at $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 thee days prior to departure.

Starting at $69, CareFree travel protection plan includes free seat selection, and a Price Drop Guarantee. Travellers can take advantage of the flexibility of ACV’s travel protection plans when booking their 2023/2024 winter holiday.

For full terms and conditions,  click here.

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