SOURCE: Sunwing Vacations Inc.

Sunwing Vacations Inc.

February 17, 2016 13:30 ET

Sunwing Vacations Launches New 'Kidcations' Program

Inspired by Kids' Own Travel Reviews, the Program Makes Family Trip Planning as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 17, 2016) - Launched just as many families are looking forward to time away together over March Break, Sunwing Vacations is pleased to announce the introduction of their new family-friendly travel program, Kidcations. Sunwing believes a family vacation only becomes a 'kidcation' if it meets the approval of its most demanding customers -- the kids. So last year the tour operator conducted a nationwide contest where travel savvy kids and teens competed for the chance to tour some of Sunwing's most popular family-oriented resorts and inspire future kidcationers with the their firsthand reviews. Their travel photo and video diaries can be found on Sunwing's website and also within the annual Kidcations magazine that is available at leading travel agents across the country and can also be downloaded at sunwing.ca. What's more, the 2016 search for Sunwing Kidcation Testers is now on! Parents looking to enter their child should visit the Kidcations page at sunwing.ca.

Naturally kidcations are also about ensuring hard working parents get a break too, and that's where Sunwing's Kidcations Family Travel panel weighs in. Made up of six of Canada's leading family travel experts -- including Lena Almeida, Stephanie Holmes, Candace Derickx, Sheri McDonald, Andrea Traynor and Jamie Damak -- the panel will be giving parents the inside scoop on how to plan the perfect vacation that will make everyone in the family happy.

As well as assisting parents with tips on every aspect of family travel -- from how to pack to flying with toddlers -- they'll also be sharing their take on the best resorts. After they've sought out the best kid-friendly menus, teen activities and family pools, they'll also be letting parents know where they can find indulgent spas, gourmet dining, pool cabanas and relaxing beach hammocks to enjoy some more adult-oriented relaxation too. The panel will be passing on their advice with regular Twitter parties and parents will also be able to ask them direct questions through the site to assist with their vacation planning. The first Twitter party is set to launch on February 17, 2016 at 9:00p.m. EST.

Sunwing Vacations offers a host of resorts that are perfect for families across the Caribbean, Mexico, the USA and Central America. Parents and children alike are sure to appreciate Sunwing's Smile Resorts™ that provide a number of additional perks that make the holiday budget go further including Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, no supplements for single parents, special teen pricing and complimentary kids clubs. Sunwing's SplashWorld® resorts, where the vacation package also includes unlimited complimentary access to an on-site or nearby waterpark, could also be the perfect choice for a kidcation. With Sunwing, kidcations start right when you board the plane. Junior flyers receive a handy knapsack filled with goodies to keep them busy throughout the journey and beyond; while parents are sure to appreciate the complimentary sparkling wine toast, food and beverage service and in-flight entertainment*.

To learn more about Sunwing Kidcations or how your child can become the next Kidcation Tester, visit www.sunwing.ca/kidcation.

*on board service varies dependent on destination

About Sunwing Vacations

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. Passengers who have booked packages to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America or a Florida fly/cruise itinerary also benefit from a generous complimentary 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. 

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Contact Information

  • For all media enquiries, please contact:
    Kim Banjac
    Communications Specialist
    Sunwing Vacations
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