PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Collette Tours here expanded its roster of FIT
packages to Canada, including its Quebec programs.
The expanded product is highlighted in a new brochure called
Collette Discovery Vacations Canada.
The Collette packages are available year-round and sold
land-only or with air fare.
Formerly sold under the name Air Canada's Canada, the expanded
product line features more than 20 FIT packages (and several
escorted plans) covering eight Canadian provinces.
Collette said it chose the package's hotels to appeal to
customers with a wide range of budgets. Most packages include a
dinner at one of the restaurants participating in a dine-around
Clients also can choose from several optional activities,
including biking, hiking, museum visits and excursions to nearby
provinces and attractions.
They also can combine packages and provinces by purchasing
rental car options and VIA Rail passes.
Collette said the major advantage of purchasing one of its FIT
packages is price.
For example, it said a typical customer who buys a roundtrip air
ticket from Boston to Quebec City, spends two nights in a hotel in
Quebec City, takes a city tour and buys one dinner would pay an
average of $700, compared with approximately $330 for the same
vacation purchased through Collette.
In addition to Quebec, Collette is marketing packages to the
provinces of New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island;
Newfoundland and Labrador; Ontario; Alberta, and British
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