MONTREAL, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest
integrated tourism companies in the world is maintaining its operations to
Mexico and is taking measures with regard to the appearance of cases of human
infection with swine flu and the situation in Mexico.
Passengers scheduled to fly to Mexico from Canada between now and May 11
and who wish to change their travel plans may do so, with no additional
service charges, in accordance with the following guidelines:
1. Travel on a later date: passengers who wish to travel on a later date
can do so. The trip must be completed on or before October 31, 2009.
If the price of the new package is higher than that of the trip
originally planned, the passenger must cover the difference in price.
2. Travel to another destination: passengers who wish to travel to a
different destination can do so by selecting another destination
offered by Air Transat, Nolitours or Transat Holidays. The trip must
be completed on or before October 31, 2009. If the price of the new
package is higher than that of the trip originally planned, the
passenger must cover the difference in price.
In addition, travellers are advised to take the following precautions:
- Get vaccinated against seasonal flu before departure. This vaccine
probably will not prevent a person from contracting swine flu if
exposed to the virus, but it may protect against simultaneous swine flu
and seasonal flu infection, a situation that could increase the
potential for mutation of the swine flu virus.
- Adhere to hygiene practices; that is, covering the mouth with the hand
when coughing, washing the hands often with soap and warm water, and
restricting direct physical contact.
- See a doctor if symptoms appear, even two weeks after returning from
travel. Symptoms to watch out for are fatigue, fever, aching muscles
and pain in the eyes, and headaches.
- Periodically consult governmental public health websites for the latest
recommendations issued by authorities.
The public can obtain information released by the governments by calling
1 800 454 8302 in Canada.
Transat is following the situation closely and could take additional
measures depending on decisions that will be made by the public health
authorities and governments concerned.
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, destination
services, accommodation and distribution. (TSX: TRZ.B, TRZ.A)
For further information:
For further information: Media: Jean-Michel Laberge, (514) 987-1616,
ext. 4662; Source: Transat A.T. Inc., www.transat.com