Transat announces inclusion of COVID-19 insurance in its flights and packages


Transat announces inclusion of COVID-19 insurance in its flights and packages

  Canada NewsWire

  MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2020

This insurance plan covering emergency medical and quarantine expenses will be
offered at no extra cost to customers

MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat, one of the world's largest
integrated tourism companies and Canada's leader in leisure travel, is pleased
to announce that its customers will now be able to benefit from a COVID-19
Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance. Offered through Manulife, this
insurance plan is designed to cover emergency medical and quarantine expenses
at destination, in addition to providing assistance if COVID-19 is contracted
during the trip.

Therefore, eligible customers who book a roundtrip flight from Canada to an
international Air Transat destination or a Transat package to Mexico, Central
or South America, or the Caribbean, from September 25 to October 31, 2020, for
stays of up to 21 days between October 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, will be
covered by this insurance at no extra cost. It will automatically be included
in the purchase of the flight or package, whether it is made at a travel
agency, online or through Transat's Customer Contact Centre.

"The travel industry has been transforming at a frantic pace in recent months,
and we are listening to our customers' expectations in order to offer them
programs and solutions adapted to the new realities," says Annick Guérard,
Chief Operating Officer of Transat. "The introduction of a free and automatic
COVID-19 medical insurance and assistance plan included in our flights and
packages, combined with our rigorous health and safety program, Traveller Care
, demonstrates our desire to allow our customers to carry out their travel
plans despite the uncertainties related to the pandemic."

The COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance, offered through
Manulife with the purchase of a roundtrip Air Transat flight or Transat
package, includes:

  * Emergency medical insurance, which covers up to CA $200,000 per insured
    person for medical and hospital expenses that may be incurred as a result
    of a positive COVID-19 test result during the trip
  * Coverage of accommodation costs caused by quarantine or isolation due to a
    positive COVID-19 test result during the trip, up to CA $150 a day per
    insured person or CA $300 a day per family, for a maximum of 14 days

"Our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, employees,
partners and communities," says Wally Thompson, Vice-President, Distribution,
Manulife Affinity Markets. "That's why offering specialized travel insurance
for Canadians is important. Offering coverage for COVID-related expenses means
we can help Canadians protect what matters most when they plan their travel
with Transat."

Full details on this insurance coverage can be found here:
airtransat.com/en-CA/book/covid-19-coverage
transat.com/en-CA/book/package/covid-19-coverage

About Transat Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism
company specializing in holiday travel. It offers vacation packages, hotel
stays and air travel under the Transat and Air Transat brands to some
60 destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Transat
is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its
multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 13 years, and was
awarded Travelife certification in 2018. Based in Montreal, the company has
5,000 employees (TSX: TRZ).

Recent distinctions and awards

  * Named World's Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
  * Voted Best Tour Operator and Favourite Overall Supplier at the Agents'
    Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  * Voted Best Airline and Best Tour Operator at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards
    organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec
  * Ranked eighth nationally and third in Quebec on Forbes magazine's annual
    list of Canada's Best Employers

 

SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.

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Debbie Cabana, Director, Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations,
514-987-1660, ext. 4250

For further information: Debbie Cabana, Director, Marketing, Social Media and
Public Relations, 514-987-1660, ext. 4250

CO: Transat A.T. Inc.

ST: Quebec

NI: AIR LEI INS FIN HEA

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