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Tuesday,  March 5, 2024 6:28 AM 

Air Transat unveils 2022-23 winter program, launches new adults-only collection

Air Transat unveils 2022-23 winter program, launches new adults-only collection
Air Transat 2022-2023 winter South program features 26 destinations. (Air Transat)
Pax Global Media

Air Transat has unveiled its 2022-2023 winter program to the South, revealing a wide selection of 26 destinations, including the Caribbean, the Pacific coast of Mexico, the Antilles, Latin America and Florida.

"We are pleased to kickstart the winter season with such a strong program. Continuously attuned to the needs of our clientele, we’ve noticed a significant interest in adult-only properties and in the beautiful city of Havana,” said Joseph Adamo, Transat's chief sales and marketing officer. “We are therefore quite proud to present these two additions today. We've been at the heart of Canadian travellers’ vacation plans for almost 35 years now; it's a genuine honour for us to help them create unforgettable memories with their loved ones, or by themselves.”

“Whether it's absolute relaxation, cultural discoveries, wild adventures, or even all three, I'm convinced that our program will fulfill every single one of their needs.”  

Back to Havana

Among the highlights of this winter’s program, Air Transat will return to Havana after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Starting Dec. 19, direct flights will be offered from Montreal three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Air Transat will return to Havana after a three-year hiatus. (File photo/unsplash)

Kid-free holidays

This year, Air Transat is introducing its new R&R 18+ Collection for travellers that need a break from the daily grind in some of the most refined resorts in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and St. Martin.

These nine hand-picked hotels, all rated 4.5 or 5 stars, exclusively cater to adult guests.

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They will enjoy outstanding service along with top-notch facilities, in addition to a multitude of privileges: access to a Balinese bed, an aromatherapy basket, a dinner on the beach, entry to the hydrotherapy circuit and even a tasting (wine, rum, tequila or coffee depending on the destination).

(Some privileges are offered only once per stay).

Four other collections

Air Transat also offers travellers four other collections, each with tailor-made services:

Luxury Collection

33 hotels offering a sophisticated, palace-like life where every single wish is

accomplished. New this year:

o La Casa de la Playa by Grupo Xcaret

o Secrets Bahia Mita Surf & Spa Resort

o Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen

Family Collection

39 hotels with family-friendly facilities, including several with water parks. New this


o Dreams Karibana Cartagena Golf & Spa Resort

o Melia Puerto Vallarta

o Dreams Dominicus La Romana Resort & Spa

o Dreams Flora Resort & Spa

o Melia Caribe Beach

Solo Collection

48 hotels to enjoy a stay in the sun with no extra charge. New this year:

o Paradisus Los Cayos

o Valentin Cayo Cruz

o Breathless Montego Bay

o Breathless Soul Cancun

o Secrets Moxche Playa Del Carmen

o Be Live Collection Canoa

o Emotions by Hodelpa Puerto Plata

Out of Office Collection

13 hotels to work efficiently from a distance, with your feet in the sand.

All information is now available in the South virtual brochures and online.

Duo packages to Cuba and Colombia

Experience a destination in two vastly different yet complementary ways thanks to Duo packages.

Travellers can combine cultural immersion and beach relaxation in a single trip of seven days or more.

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In Cuba, vacationers land directly in Havana to wander the colourful streets of the bustling Cuban capital before transferring to the white sandy beaches of Varadero for a few days prior to returning to Canada.

In Colombia, travellers start their stay in the beautiful colonial city of Cartagena and end it on the heavenly island of Barú for a bit of rest and relaxation.

All about Option Flex

Air Transat offers its customers two flexibility solutions with Option Flex.

With Option Flex Standard, travellers who booked South and Europe packages can cancel or change their travel dates, destination or hotel and obtain a travel credit up to 72 hours before departure for a fee of $89.

Option Flex Extra allows them to cancel or change their travel dates, destination or hotel up to 24 hours before departure and receive a travel credit or refund for a fee of $149.

In both cases, it is also possible to transfer the package to a friend or family member up to 30 days before departure.

All information is now available in the South virtual brochures and online here.

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