75, Queen Street, Suite 5100
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 2N6
Phone : +1 (514) 931-4433
Fax : +1 (514) 931-4818
5 place du Colonel Fabien
Phone : +33 (1) 44 52 84 84
Fax : +33 (1) 44 52 84 85
With over 40 years of experience, Pierre & Vacances Group is the largest provider of summer and ski holiday accommodation in France. It has also holiday resorts in Spain, Italy and the French Caribbean plus city apartments across Europe.
Pierre & Vacances Group offers an extensive selection of holiday apartments, holiday villages and hotels to suit all group sizes and all budgets. It goes from small studio apartments up to 5-bedroom houses and villas, luxury hotel rooms and city centre apartments in different destinations such as Paris, Rome, Monaco, Basel, Berlin, Brussels and Vienna.
The accommodation is split among five established brands: Pierre & Vacances, Residences MGM, Maeva, Latitudes Hotels and Adagio.
Club Med, the global specialist in all-inclusive holidays :
World specialist in upscale, friendly, multicultural all-inclusive holidays, Club Med continues to grow on 5 continents and conquer an upscale, international clientele.
Key Figures 2009 :
- €1,360 million in revenue (52% of them outside France)
- 15,000 "GOs" of 100 different nationalities
- 75 villages around the world
- Operations in 40 countries
- 1.2 million clients
Expedia.ca is the number one online travel site in Canada, reaching millions of Canadians every month. It offers Canadians the largest mix of travel products including flight and hotel reservations, build-your-own vacation packages, pre-packaged vacations, car rentals, destination attractions and services, maps and more.
LOOK TRAVEL is a subsidiary of Canadian Transat A.T., Canadian leader in travel and vacation organization and distribution.
With thousands of tourism service providers in some 60 countries (including about 50 airlines and 1,500 hotels) and more than 6,500 employees catering to the approximately 2.5 million people who travel every year, Transat A.T. Inc. is one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and the leader in Canada's holiday travel industry.
The Company, which is headquartered in Montreal, has approximately 17 business units, all operating in the travel and air transportation industries, in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Greece, the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Transat, through its business units, is active in five business segments:
- Outgoing Tour Operators
Outgoing tour operators are Transat's core business; their role is to purchase tourism services from thousands of internal and external partners around the world in order to "assemble" products which are subsequently distributed and marketed to consumers in their respective countries.
- Incoming Tour Operators and Destination Services
Transat's incoming tour operators play an essential complementary role to that of the outgoing tour operator by providing a range of optional services at destination, such as passenger transfers, tours, sports activities, special visits, etc.
- Retail Distribution
Transat favours a multi-channel distribution system, which ensures that several distribution strategies work together smoothly. Although Transat has its own networks, its products are also available through a series of third parties.
- Air Transportation
Thanks to Air Transat, the group has control over a significant part of its air capacity. It is better positioned to develop an appropriate and flexible offering that meets travelers' requirements.
In addition to its strong business relations with thousands of hotels worldwide, Transat has decided to grow its operations in the accommodations industry.
Canada, USA, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa are among our top destinations. Since 2005, Vacances Transat also offers, through its brand Bennett, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Scotland and Ireland. Expert in escorted and individual tours, à la carte or all-inclusive vacations, Vacances Transat allows each year to about 190,000 customers to discover the world through packages created and designed for more demanding travelers.
Vacances Transat is now a major travel industry player and ranks among the ten largest tourism companies in France. In 2007, Transat Holidays has proudly celebrated its 20th birthday.
VISIT Europe created in 1986 was the subsidiary of AIR INTER then AIR FRANCE until 1996. The TO was the creator and the leader of short stays packaged in France then in Europe.
Since its buyout by TRAVELEUROPE in 2009 which, thanks to its financial power, realized significant investments, VISIT Europe has today a solid production over 20 countries. Moreover, this range of stays and tours proposed on the continental Europe leans on a plan of more than 500 annual flights from 17 Parisian and provincial airports.
VISIT Europe is a strong brand very well referenced in the travel agencies and has a professional and ambitious shareholder. Its "multiregional" offer of individual tours in Europe makes of VISIT Europe an important partner for French travel agencies.
UCPA (National Association for Outdoor Sports Centers) is a non-profit organization as defined by the French law of 1901, an association of youth organizations unique in France made of corporate bodies, created in 1965. It is run by government bodies, including Ministries with responsibility for Health, Young People, Sport and Community Service. The UCPA organization views its humanistic and socially aware program as an extension of public services, and participates to the implementation of public policies aimed at the young.
UCPA has three missions, which are divided into three businesses in the service of all young Europeans, aged 7 to 39 years:
- Sporting holidays
- Sporting activities
- Professional trainings in sports and entertainment careers
Dynamism, plurality, accessibility, social solidarity, tolerance and personal development are the core values of UCPA.
With over 30 years of experience, VACANCIEL has become a major player in Tourism.
With nearly 50 destinations in its catalog (including several partners), it covers the most beautiful regions of France and abroad and offers two vacation options:
- "CLUB" for an active holiday with entertainment and kids' clubs.
- "FREEDOM" for more comfort with a strong emphasis on destination discovery.
More than 40 million euros are invested over 5 years for the resorts' renovation and to even better meet clients' requirements. With a satisfaction rate of 87%, VACANCIEL's priority is to constantly adapt its offers to the comfort and leisure desires of its clients.
Created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines, IATA represents today some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.
IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. It fights for the interests of airlines across the globe, challenging unreasonable rules and charges, holding regulators and governments to account, and striving for sensible regulation.
IATA's aim is to help airlines help themselves by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency. The groundbreaking "Simplifying the Business" initiative is crucial in this area. Moreover, safety is IATAs number one priority, and IATAs goal is to continually improve safety standards, notably through IATAs Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). Another main concern is to minimize the impact of air transport on environment.
IATA ensures that people and goods can move around the global airline network as easily as if they were on a single airline in a single country. In addition, it provides essential professional support to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services, such as publications, training and consulting. IATAs financial systems also help carriers and the travel industry maximize revenues.
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., or BC Ferries, serves up to 47 ports of call on 25 routes along the coast of British Columbia, Canada. As the primary provider of coastal ferry transportation in the province, BC Ferries recognizes its unique role in the region's economy. From maintaining a constant flow of goods and services, to linking families and friends, to attracting tourists to many unique destinations, our company is a key participant in the development of coastal communities.
Thomas Cook has a unique expertise on package holidays, thanks to the inspiration and creation of Sir Thomas Cook in 1841.
31,000 employees worldwide contribute to the satisfaction of more than 22 million customers annually. Operating under five geographic segments in 21 countries and supported by a fleet of a hundred aircraft, Thomas Cook Plc stays close to its customers and always seeks to best meet their expectations. Sign of this success, the turnover amounted to 10.2 billion euros in 2008.
The DGAC plays a central role in the French Air Transport World. It acts as head of security and safety, environmental impacts prevention and air transport market regulator. As a business services provider, it ensures the quality of human capital development and training and partner to manufacturers and operators related to air travel.
ICAO works in close co-operation with other members of the United Nations family such as the World Meteorological Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, the Universal Postal Union, the World Health Organization and the International Maritime Organization. Non-governmental organizations which also participate in ICAO's work include the International Air Transport Association, the Airports Council International, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations, and the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations.