Transat delighted with measures to stimulate tourism in Canada's Economic Action Plan



    MONTREAL, Jan. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism
companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel leader, is delighted to see
measures to stimulate tourism in Canada's new Economic Action Plan. "We have
the duty to develop Canada's tourism potential. Although still a major
destination, Canada continues to suffer from tenacious competition, while all
countries are fighting bitterly over tourists," Mr. Eustache said. "So I am
pleased to see the Government moving in this direction, which we see as highly
strategic for the future."
    Transat, through its business unit Jonview Canada, is Canada's largest
incoming tour operator, having sold more than 260,000 travel packages to this
country in 2008.

    Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50
countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in Canada and
Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean Basin.
Montreal-based Transat is also active in air transportation, accommodation,
destination services and distribution. (TSX: TRZ.B, TRZ.A)




For further information:

For further information: Jean-Michel Laberge, (514) 987-1616, ext. 4662;
Source: Transat A.T. Inc., www.transat.com


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