Consortium Announces Availability of New England Vacations From Florida’s Orlando Sanford International Airport




Sanford, Fla., June 19, 2000 – New England Holidays will host a special reception on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Orlando Sheraton North in Maitland, to announce the availability of leisure vacation packages to New England.  Local travel agents, other travel professionals and the media are invited to attend.

The packages feature a range of New England products, including white water rafting adventures and golf.  The packages include airfare, accommodations and rental car.  Packages are also available featuring resort activities.

Pan American Airways, a resident carrier providing domestic leisure service at Orlando Sanford International Airport, will provide airline service to and from New England.  Pan Am’s renowned “Clipper Class” service features spacious jet seating and personalized in-flight service.  Pricing for the inclusive packages is highly competitive.


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The offering of these unique packages comes as the result of a collaborative effort between the following parties, all of which will be in attendance at the reception:


Terry Monahan and New England Holidays:  Mr. Monahan is president and CEO of New England Holidays.  New England Holidays is a full-service receptive tour operator specializing in domestic and international travel packages to New England.


Pan American Airways:  Headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., Pan Am is a rapidly emerging player in the domestic airline service market.  There is no other service like Pan Am: large jets, great prices, spacious seating and superb service.  Pan Am puts passengers first – an idea unheard of in today’s surly skies!  Sine autumn of 1999, Pan Am has started service to Sanford, Fla.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bangor, Maine; Chicago via Gary, Ind.; and St. Louis via Belleville, Ill. (starts August 2000).


New England Outdoor Center:  Founded in 1982, New England Outdoor Center is Maine’s premier white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobiling, outdoor recreation, guide service and lodging expert for “soft” wilderness adventures.  New England Whitewater Center’s deluxe lakeside and riverside log cabins, guest houses, B&B’s and campgrounds near Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin on the Penobscot River and in the Western Mountains on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, make for the perfect location for your Maine vacation … year round!


SugarloafUSA/American Skiing Company:  Headquartered in Newry, Maine, the American Skiing Company (ASC) is the world’s largest ski resort operating company, with resorts from Maine to California.  SugarloafUSA and accompanying Sunday River offer four season sports – from world-class skiing to golf.


Orlando Sanford International Airport:  Orlando Sanford is a unique airport operated as a public/private partnership between Sanford Airport Authority and Orlando Sanford International, Inc.  It is specifically designed and built to facilitate the passage of domestic and international leisure traffic to the attractions of the Orlando region and Florida’s world-class beaches.  The airport is un-crowded and passengers enjoy the speed with which they can get from airplane to open highway, thanks to easy access to baggage and car rental service. or


Bangor International Airport:  BGR is a full-service airport providing the best all around access to and from Maine’s wealth of four season recreational opportunities.  The airport hosts over 60 jet and turboprop flights a day with service to Boston, Cincinnati, Portsmouth, New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Orlando Sanford.  The airport features Pan AM’s competitively priced large jet service to Orlando Sanford International, providing a quick and easy way for vacation travelers from both regions to fulfill their leisure plans.