Sunday,  September 27, 2020  1:11 pm

ACV's Nino Montagnese releases heartfelt message to travel agent community


ACV's Nino Montagnese releases heartfelt message to travel agent community
Nino Montagnese, managing director, Air Canada Vacations. (Geoff Fitzgerald/Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada Vacations' managing director, Nino Montagnese, has released a heartfelt message for Canada's travel agent community.

Dear travel partners, the letter begins:

"We’re midway through one of the toughest summers our industry has ever seen. While there is still a long road ahead, I am proud to have witnessed the resiliency, adaptability and courage each one of you have shown to bring vacations back to our mutual customers."

ACV's virtual #ACVDreamMakers event for the company's  2020/2021 Sun Collection will be held on Aug. 28th, 2020. 

"We’ve adapted our format to ensure you’ll have every opportunity to meet with industry suppliers and gather all the information you need for the upcoming season," Montagnese shared. "And, in an effort to rebuild traveller confidence, we’ve extended our virtual show to your customers on August 29th. This is the perfect opportunity for you to equip them with the informational tools they need or simply to inspire their next vacation!"

ACV also recently introduced the new ePackages shopping tool.

Available through SIREV, Sabre Vacations and Galileo Vacations, the ePackages tool allows travel agents to book flight and hotel packages across Air Canada’s extensive route network including Canada, the United States, and Europe. To celebrate the launch, ACV is offering one free checked bag per person on all ePackage bookings.

"This is just another way for Air Canada Vacations to support you in the journey to restoring vacation travel," Montagnese said.

In addition to offering its popular Fly & Drive Vacations, ACV also recently enhanced its Canada Collection with many exciting options like RV Experiences.

"We also added multiple hotels across the country to our product line. While we’re all experiencing these unprecedented times, the desire for travel and adventure remains strong, that’s why it’s important to promote travel in Canada as well," Montagnese said.

Throughout the rest of the year, ACV will continue to enhance the Canada Collection to include even more hotels and new ski adventures.

ACV is also highlighting some of its most popular offers like the BOOK EARLY. SAVE BIG. promotion on winter vacation packages to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Travel agents' customers can book by Sept. 7th, 2020, to save $400 per family and get our CareFree & CareFlexPlus travel protection plans for free.

Alternately, they can take advantage of our Upgraded Canada Promise and Upgraded Cruise Promise to help them book with confidence for their next adventure.

"Rebuilding our industry and our business is no small feat, but we know that with the incredible support we’ve received from suppliers and partners, we are equipped for the journey ahead. I look forward to seeing you all (virtually) during our upcoming Product Launches so that we can continue to work together towards making dreams travel," Montagnese concluded.


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