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ACV's Collections Make It Easy To Pick & Choose

From Luxe to Family, find the resort that matches your client

Air Canada Vacation's new Sun Collection is out, with over 750 properties, mostly all-inclusive, 63 of which are new to the tour operator’s line up. But, with over 300 pages in the brochure, ACV knows that too many options can be both a blessing and curse.

To make sense of all the choices and help retailers narrow down the best option for their client, ACV is once again featuring six unique Collections -- Spotlight, Luxe, Family, Boutique, Adults Only and Spa – that help agents recommend the ideal resort for a client based on their vacation style.

The 2019-2020 enhanced Collections include 175 new additions for the Spotlight Collection and 124 Play Collection resorts, providing vacation packages for all travel styles and budgets.

Erminia Nigro, ACV's General Manager, Sales - Ontario & National Accounts, says the Collections are ideal for properties like the Barceló Maya Grand Resort, which caters to a wide market with six different resorts in one sprawling, attraction-filled complex. Agents can recommend the best resort-within-a-resort experience for their clients’ tastes, while also giving them access to incredible choice of restaurants, bars and other amenities.

"It's examples of the breadth of product that [Barceló Maya Grand] has to share with all of the different properties underneath that we decided to make it a little bit simpler for the agent and the consumer to understand what niche it caters to," says Nigro. "We've done this primarily just to make things a lot easier."

With the Collections, ACV has created selections of resorts based on similarities, grouping together the properties that deliver the best in each of the six categories:

THE LUXE COLLECTION -- It’s all about gourmet dining, 24‑hour room service, outstanding care and elegant style at these deluxe resorts.

THE BOUTIQUE COLLECTION -- Personality, attention to detail and service are paramount at these deluxe resorts that are no more than 100 rooms.

THE SPA COLLECTION – Resorts prioritizing harmony of mind, body and spirit and offering superlative spa, gym and wellness activities like yoga and meditation are featured in this collection.

THE ADULTS COLLECTION – The focus on adult hospitality gives these resorts, reserved exclusively for 18+ or 21+, an upper edge.

THE FAMILY COLLECTION -- Keep everyone happy at these resorts offering dedicated kids’ activities and facilities, as well as supervised clubs, so you really can bring the whole family. ACV's exclusive Play program -- with over 140 hotels where kids aged 12 and under eat, play and stay for free, as well as other perks – has been expanded in the 2019/2020 Sun Collection, now including Florida, California, and Hawaii.

THE SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION – These top-notch properties are the crème de la crème of resorts, offering the most sought-after added values. The Spotlight Collection offers exclusive benefits and added-value inclusions at participating hotels.

The soon-to-open Barceló Maya Riviera is freshly added to AVC's 2019/2020 brochure and, as an all-inclusive adults-only property, it's classified under the Spa and Adult Collections.

New this year is also Carnival's inclusion in ACV's Cruise Spotlight Collection, as well as the U.S. Spotlight Collection with participating hotels and resorts in California, Hawaii and Las Vegas.

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