ICE International Currency Exchange

ICE International Currency Exchange
Transat Distribution Canada

Transat Distribution Canada

February 29, 2012 09:00 ET

Transat Distribution Canada Inc. Announces a New Strategic Partnership With ICE International Currency Exchange

ICE Offers Additional Ultra-Convenient Products and Services to Make Travel Stress-Free

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2012) - Transat Distribution Canada Inc. has formed a new strategic partnership with ICE International Currency Exchange Canada. ICE will begin managing Transat Distribution Canada's existing Travel Currency Exchange network effective March 1, 2012.

"I am pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between ICE International Currency Exchange Canada and Transat Distribution Canada to manage the Travel Currency Exchange network, which includes 18 foreign exchange kiosks and a suite of value-added products available within our travel network," says Yves Lalumiere, President of Transat Distribution Canada. "As a leader in the foreign exchange industry, ICE was a natural fit for this exciting partnership. Their award-winning approach to providing superior customer service and innovation, coupled with their history as foreign exchange specialists, is a welcome addition to the TDC family."

Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) currently operates one of Canada's largest retail foreign exchange networks under the Travel Currency Exchange brands, with shops in: St. Bruno, Quebec; Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, BC; and various cities throughout the Greater Toronto area in Ontario. These are located inside TDC's Club Voyages, Marlin Travel, TravelPlus, and Voyages en Liberté retail locations.

"At Transat Distribution Canada we continually strive to offer our agencies and members, value-added products and services that are unmatched in the industry. Foreign currency services enhance our agency's portfolio of products making our agencies a one-stop travel shop for our customers. These additional products enable our agencies to differentiate themselves from other agencies in the market place and drive customer loyalty," says Lalumiere.

This new partnership expands ICE's network to over 70 locations in Canada, making it the country's largest specialized international currency exchange network.

"As Canada's leading foreign currency exchange network, we are very pleased to enter into this partnership with Transat Distribution Canada," says Shamir Desai, CEO of ICE International Currency Exchange Canada. "We take pride in offering competitive exchange rates, excellent customer service, and innovative, new services customized for the Canadian travel market."

  • 18 RETAIL LOCATIONS: Customers visiting one of Travel Currency Exchange locations can buy or sell foreign currency. Travel Currency Exchange deals in over 80 different currencies, stocking a wide variety of denominations of each. Customers that book travel with a Transat Distribution Canada agency receive additional benefits.
    Locations include: Edmonton, ALBERTA; Toronto, North York, Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, London, ONTARIO; Vancouver, West Vancouver, Abbotsford, Richmond, Coquitlam, Surrey, Burnaby, BRITISH COLUMBIA; St. Bruno, QUEBEC
  • CLICK & COLLECT: Click and Collect is an innovative new currency reservation service, exclusively available in Canada. Customers can pre-order over 25 major and exotic currencies from 24 hours in advance to a year beforehand, with no advance payments or credit card information needed. Customers then select from any one of over 70 locations across Canada to pick up and pay for their order in person (including most major airports and city centres).

    "Click and Collect orders are placed through a TDC travel professional, online through one of the TDC networks websites or by phone through our bilingual ICE Currency Concierge team," explains Gabrielle Durning, Marketing and Product Manager for ICE. "Through this free, easy-to-navigate program, customers receive preferred exchange rates and all applicable service charges are waived. Other benefits of this service include free currency buy-back and a comprehensive Currency Reminder Service."
  • ICE Packs: ICE Packs are ultra-convenient, travel-ready envelopes containing a pre-selected mix of smaller denominations of a chosen foreign currency. Available in either $100 or $250 CAD worth of any one of 8 foreign currencies, these handy packets ensure that travellers arrive in their destination prepared.

    With ICE Packs, the savvy traveller can quickly pay for small purchases such as tips, taxis or a bite to eat without having to worry about finding an available ATM, bank or foreign exchange bureau.

    ICE Packs are available in:

    Euros, Jamaican Dollars, British Pounds, Mexican Pesos, Japanese Yen, Swiss Francs, Australian Dollars, Dominican Pesos

    "Customers can stay cool with ICE Packs, and get their trip started right," says Durning of this convenient new product offering.
  • CASH PASSPORTS™: Travel Currency Exchange/Change Devises Voyages will continue to offer Cash Passports™, a prepaid Canadian dollar currency card. Just like a bank card, customers can use their Cash Passport at most ATMs or at millions of retailers worldwide wherever Visa is accepted. The card is PIN and signature protected and not linked to a bank account. The card is also reloadable for either the same trip or future trips. The Cash Passport is a secure and convenient way to spend abroad; all customers need to worry about is what to spend it on.

About Transat Distribution Canada

Transat Distribution Canada is Canada's leading retail distributor of holiday travel, with approximately 500 outlets. The distribution network, which is affiliated with Transat A.T. Inc., includes the Club Voyages, Voyages en Liberté, TravelPlus, tripcentral.ca and Marlin Travel banners. Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.

About ICE International Currency Exchange

ICE International Currency Exchange is a global leader in foreign exchange with a history spanning over 35 years and currently boasts more than 300 locations worldwide in over 20 countries. In Canada, ICE has a reputation as a leader in innovation, industry standards, and outstanding customer service practices. ICE has been Canada's trusted foreign exchange specialist for more than a quarter century and can be found in over 50 locations across Canada, including most major airports such as Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria and Quebec City.

Contact Information

  • ICE International Currency Exchange
    Gabrielle Durning
    Marketing & Product Manager
    604-780-5329
    gabrielle@ice-canada.ca
    www.ice-canada.ca

    Transat Distribution Canada
    Susan Bowman
    Vice President Marketing and Industry Relations
    416-620-8080 Ext. 8500