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Sunwing Vacations Inc.

February 11, 2016 11:07 ET

Sunwing Vacations Celebrates Partnership With JAZZ.FM91 at 2016 International Jazz Safari in Cuba

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - To celebrate their close partnership, Sunwing Vacations and JAZZ.FM91 hosted the largest International Jazz Safari in Varadero, Cuba last month. While the tour operator has enjoyed a long standing relationship with JAZZ.FM91 over the years, assisting them with their group travel arrangements, the week-long jazz celebration in Cuba was the first instance where the two companies worked together to create an exclusive, stand-alone event.

Following the success of the largest International Jazz Safari, which was completely sold out, there are plans to recreate a similar International Jazz Safari in Cuba in 2017.

Amongst the Canadian acts that headlined during the 2016 week-long concert, which took place at one of Sunwing's leading, exclusive adults only resorts, Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero; were Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Molly Johnson, Juno and Gemini award nominee and veteran screen and stage performer, Jackie Richardson, together with celebrated Juno award-winning and Grammy nominated Canadian flutist and saxophonist, Jane Bunnett. Reputed for bridging the gap between Cuban and North American jazz, Bunnett was accompanied by the Cuban sextet, Maqueque. The lineup also included renowned Cuban performers The Harold LópezNussa Trio, jazz pianist, Bobby Carcasses, and members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Also headlining during the week was renowned Juno-award winning, Joe Sealy, who was joined on stage by Colin Hunter (the Founding Chairman of the Sunwing Travel Group who has combined a celebrated singing career with his considerable professional accomplishments in the travel industry for many years).

When guests were not enjoying live performances, they were sure to appreciate the chance for some relaxation in the resort. Situated on a prime stretch of beachfront, Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero -- part of the Memories Resorts & Spa portfolio -- benefits from its own tranquil pool and à la carte restaurant; guests appreciated the attentive butler service and stylish deluxe suites while still being able to take advantage of the facilities within the wider resort that include additional pools, restaurants, water sports and on site spa.

For more information on the Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero, visit or contact your local travel agent.

About Sunwing Vacations

Sunwing Vacations offers value-added holiday packages from Canada to the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Europe and the U.S.A., with a variety of exclusive holiday collections to suit customers' unique vacation needs. Our travel experts have hand-selected the very best all inclusive resorts to join our Family, Adults, and Luxury collections, and have partnered with several resorts to offer extra perks exclusively to Sunwing customers. All Sunwing Vacations packages include award winning Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous 23 kg free baggage allowance*. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, complimentary headsets, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats. With departures from 33 Canadian gateways to 48 destinations in 21 countries, Sunwing has opened up "sun vacations" beyond Canada's major urban centres.

*applies to Mexico, Caribbean, Central America or Florida fly/cruise bookings only.

About JAZZ FM91

JAZZ.FM91 is called "One of the most vibrant and versatile jazz stations on the planet" by Jazz Times. More than just a radio station, the JAZZ.FM91 enterprise is Canada's only 24/7 jazz broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of their audience. JAZZ.FM91 can be heard live on the air at 91.1FM, streamed online at, or listened to on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the free JAZZ.FM91 App and via the JAZZ.FM91 Android App, available for download from the Google Playstore.

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