Category: Sunwing

Puerto Vallarta Welcomes New Service by Swoop this Winter

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Confirming Third New Route in 2 Months; Is voted a top destination to visit in 2019 by Expedia.ca – click here for the article


Javier Aranda, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board (Middle) celebrates the arrival of Swoop’s flight at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. He is joined by Steven Greenway, President of Swoop; Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB; Susana Rodriguez, Director of Tourism of the Coast for the State of Jalisco; Saul Salabria, Director of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and members of Puerto Vallarta’s Mariachi. 

January 8, 2019, Puerto Vallarta – Canadians in Hamilton and Abbotsford will have an easier way to reach Puerto Vallarta this winter as Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, has announced service into Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (PVR) with the addition of two new routes.  British Columbia’s Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) will enjoy twice weekly service beginning January 12, 2019 and Ontario’s John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) saw its first flight depart today. and will have service twice weekly.

“Puerto Vallarta welcomes Swoop’s new routes from Hamilton and Abbotsford. Canadians make up one of our top visitors because of our city’s sunny beaches,” said Javier Aranda, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “We invite them to also tray one of our over 300 restaurants, take a day trip to the evergreens in our Sierra Madre mountains or raise their adrenaline on the waters of the Bay of Banderas.”

“Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new route for Hamilton International and a very popular destination for Canadians,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Combining Swoop’s ultra-low fare with the favorable exchange between the dollar and peso makes the value proposition of exploring Mexico enticing for families and budget travellers’ vacationers looking to escape the cold winter weather when services begin in January.”

Puerto Vallarta welcomed its first-ever Sunwing flight from Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport on December 17th; marking the beginning of the tour operator’s seasonal weekly flight service to Puerto Vallarta. Flights will take place every Monday until April 15, 2019.

Puerto Vallarta is one of Canadians most popular international vacation destinations. Historically, almost 15% of Puerto Vallarta’s international visitors are Canadians. At the beginning of this year Expedia.ca announced that in their survey of a 1,000 Canadians, Puerto Vallarta was a top recommendation for travel in 2019. 

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Sunwing launches their biggest Boxing Week sale ever with savings of up to 40% off select vacation packages

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TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunwing is reminding Canadians to add another important item to their Boxing Day shopping list: their winter vacation. The tour operator has just launched their biggest Boxing Week sale ever, offering bargain-hunters savings of up to 40% off a wide range of vacation packages to top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With savings this incredible, deal-seekers will need to book now to wrap up their winter vacation at an unbeatable price. Sale ends December 28th or while deals last.

On top of these incredible savings, travellers who book with Sunwing can Vacation Better by choosing resorts that offer added perks and privileges to make their post-holiday budget go even further. Depending on the selected resort, vacationers can enjoy exclusive advantages such as Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, unlimited specialty dining, discounted spa treatments and more.

Travellers can escape the cold and visit the warm shores of Punta Cana when they vacation at Grand Memories Punta Cana. Located just a short walk from world-famous Bavaro Beach, this newly-opened resort offers a sophisticated ambiance with modern facilities, top-notch amenities and stylish rooms that can sleep families of five or more. Guests can spend their days relaxing on a luxurious Bali bed by the new pool complex and enjoy unlimited access to the largest on-site resort water park in the Caribbean.

Another new resort included in the promotion is Royalton Cancun Resort and Spa, a brand-new property opening in early 2019. Located in the heart of downtown Cancun, just steps from and the Hotel Zone’s vibrant nightlife and shopping, vacationers can enjoy an All-In Luxury® experience with the amenities and world-class service that Royalton Luxury Resorts are famous for. This new high-rise resort also offers the first of its kind for a Royalton resort: the adults only rooftop Skyclub with a sprawling pool and chic poolside cabanas.

Among the consistently popular resorts also included in the sale is Grand Memories Varadero. A perennial favourite for both families and couples, this Varadero resort is located on a prime stretch of white-sand beach with a range of amenities. Younger vacationers can visit the complimentary Memories Fun Club with favourite characters Toopy and Binoo™, while adults and couples can sip on refreshing mojitos at the Cuban-themed bar, Amapola.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

First Sunwing flight service to Tobago landed yesterday with charitable donations on board

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The first Sunwing flight to Tobago operated by Captain Marty Neel and Captain Blair Pritchard together with First Officer Ryan Isaac and their crew are given a warm welcome at the airport – Sunwing Vacations Inc.

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The very first Sunwing flight departed Toronto Pearson International Airport early yesterday morning and landed at Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport in Crown Point, Tobago. The inaugural flight was operated by Captain Marty Neely, Captain Blair Pritchard and First Officer Ryan Isaac. Sunwing WG175 carried vacationers on board in addition to 200 Sunwing Foundation backpacks filled with school supplies and gently-used books as part of the charitable initiative’s recently launched Flying Start program. The flight crew and passengers received a warm welcome from representatives of the Tobago Tourism Board upon landing, including a ceremonial water cannon salute.

Prior to the flight, volunteers from the Sunwing Foundation packed backpacks with gently-used books, colouring sheets and other school supplies including notebooks and crayons. The backpacks then made the journey down to Tobago on Sunwing’s inaugural flight, where they were distributed to local children between the ages of five and 12 years at the first-ever Special Christmas for Special Kids event in Tobago. The event was organized by local community organization Mason Hall Empowerment Group, aimed at empowering children, and The Peters Family Foundation, which provides support to parents with differently abled children in Tobago. The donation was made as part of Sunwing Foundation’s Flying Start initiative, which aims to ensure a successful education for children in need across the destinations that Sunwing serves.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We are excited to be providing travellers in the Toronto area even more options this winter with the addition of the island of Tobago. To demonstrate our support for one of our newest destinations, we are pleased to be able to bring some holiday cheer on board our first flight with the donation of backpacks and school supplies for local school children as part of the Sunwing Foundation’s Flying Start program.”

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent. For more information about the Sunwing Foundation and other initiatives please visit www.sunwingtravelgroup.com.

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Los Cabos from Ottawa

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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first direct Sunwing flight from Ottawa to Los Cabos, Mexico departed from Ottawa International Airport today. This flight marks the first of a weekly flight service direct from the capital, departing every Thursday, until April 11, 2019, inclusive. With the addition of the new Los Cabos route, Ottawa residents can now look forward to 11 convenient flight choices for their winter getaway, including a seasonal flight service to Miami, which launched earlier this month.  

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news, “We are delighted to be providing our customers in the Ottawa-Gatineau region with even more ways to Vacation Better this winter. Travellers will be able to enjoy two destinations in one in Los Cabos, with the lively nightlife of Cabo San Lucas and the vibrant art scene of San Jose del Cabo offering something different for travellers of all interests.”

Mark Laroche, Ottawa International Airport Authority President and CEO, commented on the news, “Non-stop access to a vibrant destination like Los Cabos is exactly the type of air service that Ottawa-Gatineau residents appreciate and expect from their home airport. We’re thrilled that Sunwing sees the upside of adding more choices to their extensive Ottawa International Airport portfolio.”

Vacationers can choose from world-class resorts for all tastes and budgets in Los Cabos including Riu Palace Baja California, a brand-new adults only oasis which opened earlier this month. Located on the coveted shores of Cabo San Lucas, guests can look forward to opulent facilities, many offering breathtaking panoramic views, and expansive suites with sophisticated décor. Another great option is neighbouring property, Riu Santa Fe a recently-renovated beachfront resort featuring a brand-new Splash Water World water park, extensive pool complex with a swim-up bar and a new entertainment zone with weekly adults only pool parties. Vacationers can also enjoy exclusive RIU-topia perks when they book either property with Sunwing such as in-room liquor dispensers, unlimited reservation-free dining, spa credits and more. Travellers may also choose to stay at Royal Solaris Los Cabos, a beachfront resort just a short walk to downtown San Jose Del Cabo with three sparkling pools and a mini water park for younger guests. Families can benefit from additional perks at this resort such as Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, exclusive pricing for teens, no single parent supplement fee, kids programs and more.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica from Sudbury, Ontario

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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first-ever Sunwing flight from Sudbury, Ontario to Montego Bay, Jamaica departed from Greater Sudbury Airport today. The flight marks the first of this season’s new weekly direct flight service from Sudbury to Montego Bay, departing every Thursday until April 11, 2019, inclusive. With the addition of this new flight service, along with the popular Punta Cana service that was offered last winter, residents of the Greater Sudbury area can now depart to two tropical destinations right from their doorstep.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news. “Our seasonal flight service from Sudbury has been well-received in past seasons and we are excited to be offering travellers in the Greater Sudbury region with even more ways to Vacation Better this winter by offering two popular vacation destinations for the first time. Sudbury residents can now easily explore all that Montego Bay has to offer with this convenient direct flight service, including its pristine beaches, world-famous tours and excursions and warm Caribbean hospitality.”

“Once again, we are thrilled to welcome Sunwing to Greater Sudbury for another season,” said Todd Tripp, CEO of the Greater Sudbury Airport. “With Sunwing now offering flight service to Montego Bay, Jamaica, for the 2018-2019 winter season, in addition to its popular flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, sun destination choices for Sudbury travellers have never been more convenient.”

Vacationers can choose from a range of resorts for all ages, tastes and budgets in Montego Bay. The recently-renovated Riu Palace Tropical Bay is located on one of the top-rated beaches in the Caribbean and is nestled in an idyllic bay, making it the ideal place for a relaxing beach getaway. The beachfront resort offers modern guestrooms, including options for connecting rooms that can accommodate families of five or more and a host of RIU-topia perks and privileges such as in-room liquor dispensers, daily champagne breakfasts, poolside wait service and more. Vacationers can also choose to stay at the popular Royalton Blue Waters, a top-rated family resort that’s home to a lazy river and an on-site water park with water slides and a splash pad.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight from Thunder Bay to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first-ever Sunwing flight from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic departed from Thunder Bay International Airport today. This flight marks the start of the new weekly direct flight service to this popular sun destination, departing from Thunder Bay every Wednesday until March 27, 2019, inclusive. With the introduction of this new route, residents of Thunder Bay can Vacation Better with convenient access to three popular destinations this winter including Cancun and Varadero right from their doorstep when they choose to travel with Sunwing.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We are excited to be offering residents of Thunder Bay and northern Ontario even more ways to Vacation Better this winter. Our seasonal flight service from Thunder Bay has been well-received and we are delighted to be returning for our ninth season and adding a third option with the introduction of our new weekly flight service to Punta Cana.”

“We are very excited about the additional route this season,” said Ed Schmidtke, President & CEO of Thunder Bay International Airports Authority. “We are delighted by Sunwing’s confidence in our market and we look forward to another successful winter charter season.”

Sunwing offers a wide range of top-rated resorts for all ages, interests and budgets in Punta Cana. Vacationers seeking a family-friendly resort can choose to stay at the newly-opened Grand Memories Splash. This modern resort offers stylish rooms and sophisticated amenities in addition to unlimited access to the sprawling resort water park that kids – and the kids at heart – will love.  Those seeking an adults only getaway can choose to stay at the beachfront Riu Republica, home to the only adults only water park in the Caribbean and eight sparkling swimming pools, some with swim-up bars. Guests can also take advantage of exclusive RIU-topia features including welcome cocktails, in-room liquor dispensers, unlimited reservation-free dining and more.

All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. Ten adults travelling together can receive special prices, added values and reduced deposits. For more information on group vacations click here.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Mazatlán, Mexico from Montreal

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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first Sunwing flight from Montreal to Mazatlán departed from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International yesterday. This flight marks the first of this season’s new weekly flight service to this popular Pacific Mexican destination, departing every Tuesday until April 16, 2019, inclusive. With the introduction of this new route, travellers in the Montreal area can now enjoy convenient flight services to 29 of the most popular sunshine destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Florida this winter.

Sam Char, Executive Vice President for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, commented on the news, “We are excited to be offering travellers in Montreal with even more ways to Vacation Better this winter. Known as the Pearl of the Pacific with top-rated resorts in the lively Golden Zone, neoclassical architecture in Old Mazatlán and top-rated beaches along the sparkling coast, we’re sure the addition of Mazatlán to our roster of destinations will be well received.”

“During this cold weather, travellers will appreciate having a new sun destination available to them from Montréal”, said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal. “We’d like to thank Sunwing for offering this new destination, which will allow Montréal travellers to enjoy the sun and beach and give them a chance to experience the rich Mexican culture and history of Mazatlàn.”

Sunwing offers a range of resorts in Mazatlán for travellers of all ages, interests and budgets. Vacationers may choose to stay at Riu Emerald Bay, a popular resort overlooking Brujas Beach that’s a short taxi ride from the shopping and nightlife of the famous Golden Zone. Another popular option in Mazatlán is El Cid Castilla Beach, offering the best of both beach relaxation and city exploration. Guests can explore downtown’s famous attractions and then take in a beautiful Pacific Coast sunset from the resort beach.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

Sunwing celebrates first flight of the season from Quebec City to Puerto Vallarta

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MONTRÉAL, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first-ever Sunwing flight from Quebec City to Puerto Vallarta departed from Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport yesterday; marking the beginning of the tour operator’s seasonal weekly flight service to Puerto Vallarta which will depart Mondays until April 15, 2019, inclusive.

Sam Char, Executive Director for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, commented on the news, “We are pleased to introduce a convenient direct flight service connecting our Quebec City customers to new and exciting destinations. Puerto Vallarta is a consistently popular choice among our vacationers and we’re sure our Quebec City travellers are eager to experience Pacific Mexico’s warm and friendly culture, tropical climate, captivating views and golden-sand beaches.”

Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport also commented on the news, “We salute Sunwing’s commitment to serve the people of the greater Quebec City area by adding a new destination to their roster from YQB. With the opening of the new terminal, we now have the ability to better service our ever-increasing number of passengers,” he continued, “Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for our passengers and we are happy about the launch of this route for the winter season.”

Customers that travel to Puerto Vallarta with Sunwing can Vacation Better at an assortment of top-rated resorts in Puerto Vallarta such as Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa. Located on a private beach, the resort also offers elegant accommodations with spacious balconies and five refreshing pools. Vacationers can also choose to stay at Riu Jalisco in Riviera Nayarit, another beachfront resort that offers varied amenities including dining across five à la carte restaurants and a kids pool with waterslides. For a vibrant city experience, travellers can stay at Hacienda at Hilton Vallarta, an adults only resort conveniently located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Guests can stroll along the coveted beachfront boardwalk, the Malecon, while enjoying sweeping panoramic coastal and city views.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Grenada from Toronto

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Grenada from Toronto

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TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first Sunwing flight from Toronto to Grenada departed from Toronto Pearson International Airport yesterday. The flight marks the first of this season’s new flight service from Toronto to Grenada, operating weekly every Sunday until April 21, 2019, inclusive.  

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We are delighted to provide our travellers in the Greater Toronto Area with a new sought-after destination from Toronto Pearson Airport. The island of Grenada is a welcome addition to our expanding roster of destinations and with newly announced plans for our hotel partners, Royalton Luxury Resorts, to open their first resort on the island in late 2019, this flight service comes at an exciting time”.

Vacationers who choose to book their Grenada vacation with Sunwing can Vacation Better at an array of top-rated resorts. Perched on a picturesque clifftop, Starfish Grenada overlooks two breathtaking white-sand beaches. Guests can snorkel in crystal clear waters with vibrant marine life and enjoy additional complimentary water sports. Another great resort option in Grenada is Coyaba Beach Resort located on the coveted white-sand shores of Grand Anse Beach. Travellers can taste authentic Grenadian cuisine at the resort’s two delicious restaurants and explore the nearby capital of St. George’s.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

Sunwing celebrates launch of seasonal flights to Cienfuegos, Cuba from Toronto

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TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first Sunwing flight since 2013 from Toronto to Cienfuegos, Cuba, departed from Toronto Pearson International Airport today. The flight marks the beginning of the tour operator’s seasonal flights to Cienfuegos this winter, departing every Monday until April 22, 2019, inclusive. Sunwing is anticipated to be the only leisure carrier to offer a direct flight service from Toronto to Cienfuegos this year.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We’re very excited to re-introduce flights from Toronto to Cienfuegos and provide our customers with opportunities to visit this beautiful Cuban destination. Our return to Cienfuegos highlights our commitment to providing Canadian travellers with the widest range of flights and destinations in Cuba than any other tour operator.”

Vacationers who visit Cienfuegos can choose to stay at Memories Trinidad del Mar, a beachfront resort recently added to Sunwing’s roster of hotels. Guests can cool off in two refreshing pools, enjoy complimentary non-motorized water sports and explore the nearby town of Trinidad, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another great resort option is Club Amigo Ancon. Set on white-sand shores, travellers can look forward to comfortable accommodations – some with beautiful ocean views – and a range of water sports for all ages including complimentary catamaran rides and exceptional snorkelling in crystal clear waters.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.