New to Transat Holidays: Turkey! Astonishing landscapes, Architectural Wonders and Staggering Beauty

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Transat Holidays is pleased to introduce a European first! The leader in Canada's travel industry is proud to announce a new European destination: Turkey. Air Transat is the only Canadian airline to offer direct service to Turkey.

Exotic delights, solemn mosques, breathtaking places, colourful markets, grandiose landscapes and an incomparable cultural heritage are but a sampling of the many attractions Turkey offers travel adventurers. Its capital, Istanbul, long considered one of the world's most beautiful cities, showcases the very best of its varied cultural influences in its architecture, refinement, art and gastronomy. Istanbul is also the only city in the world to straddle two continents!

Transat Holidays offers several new vacation package options in Istanbul and other regions of this magnificent country. Its Turkey program includes a one week Istanbul & More package featuring round trip airfare, accommodation and transfers to discover everything that this impressive city has to offer. Coach Tour packages explore the beauty and grandiose countryside while City Hopping by Plane allows travellers to combine the cultural wonders of Istanbul and a relaxing vacation at the beach. À la carte accommodations and excursions complete the Turkey program.

"We are so excited to be able to bring unique travel experiences to our customers," says Denise Heffron, Vice President National Sales and Commercial, Transat Holidays. "Turkey has the world's largest and oldest enclosed bazaar, the best spice markets, breathtaking attractions, a cultural richness, splendid beaches, lush valleys, majestic mountains that are truly remarkable. These attractions along with the genuine hospitality of the Turks provide the perfect setting for a memorable European Holiday."

Air Transat offers one direct weekly flight to Istanbul from Toronto on Sundays, from May 15 to October 9, 2011.

About Transat Holidays
Transat Holidays provides its customers with the full range of holiday products.  During the winter season, Transat Holidays focuses on sun vacations, offering a choice of more than 175 hotels, mainly in the Caribbean and Mexico; in summer, it offers an impressive array of flights, packages and tours to some 30 European destinations. Transat Holidays also offers a year-round selection of more than 150 cruises.  For more information, please visit

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Ive Balins
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414-366-7735 ext.259

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