SOURCE: Sunwing Vacations Inc.

Sunwing Vacations Inc.

September 15, 2016 13:57 ET

Sunwing Vacations Launches Two New Flight Services From Winnipeg

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - Sunwing Vacations is delighted to be offering more vacation packages departing directly from Winnipeg than ever before with the introduction of two new weekly, direct flight services this winter bringing the number of destinations offered by the tour operator from Winnipeg to 15. New for this coming season, customers will be able to choose between Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and Mazatlán in Pacific Mexico along with the tour operator's established line up of popular vacation hotspots that includes Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, D.R. and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Departing Thursdays between December 15, 2016 and March 30, 2017 the new service to Puerto Plata will allow Winnipeg residents to reach this popular Caribbean vacation destination with ease. A world-renowned centre for kite surfing, Puerto Plata is also known for its impeccable beaches, outstanding golf courses, and varied watersports. Customers that opt for Mexico's picturesque Pacific Coast can take advantage of a weekly Friday flight service between December 15, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Dubbed the 'Pearl of the Pacific,' Mazatlán combines a fascinating old town with excellent whale watching opportunities and 17 km of sandy coastline to explore.

Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations, commented, "We are pleased to offer our customers from Winnipeg even more choice this coming winter. Both these destinations appeal to vacationers looking for a fun-filled beach getaway at a price that won't blow the travel budget and we are certain that they will prove popular amongst Winnipeg residents."

The news was also welcomed by Pascal Bélanger, Vice-President & Chief Commercial Officer of the Winnipeg Airports Authority who said, "These new destinations will add to the variety of great vacation options offered to our community. Warm-weather destinations have never been more popular, and travellers will now have access to even more choices as they make their vacation plans to Mexico or the Dominican Republic."

Sunwing Vacations has a wide selection of resorts in both destinations to suit a number of tastes and budgets. Highly-rated by previous customers, Sunwing Selection resorts are handpicked for their unbeatable value and popularity combined with a host of exclusive added perks designed to elevate an ordinary vacation into an unforgettable getaway. The tour operator also features a number of family friendly resort options to make the family vacation budget go that little bit further including Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, complimentary kids clubs, spacious room types and more.

Vacationers wishing to experience Puerto Plata this winter need look no further than Riu Merengue. Nestled within the verdant mountainside, this beachfront resort features has all the elements to ensure a fun-loving beach getaway for all ages and includes a complimentary kids club, daily activities and nightly entertainment, as well as complimentary water sports (such as kayaking and snorkelling) and access to the world-class Playa Dorada Golf Club. Situated near the trendy Golden Zone in Mazatlán, Riu Emerald Bay boasts spacious rooms and suites with a balcony or terrace, complimentary land and water sports, kids club and a selection of international cuisines at the resort's four specialty restaurants, and is within close proximity to Playa Brujas, renowned for its excellent surfing and body boarding conditions.

All guests staying at RIU Hotels & Resorts can look forward to a number of generous inclusions such as a welcome cocktail upon arrival, unlimited dining at specialty restaurants, in-room liquor dispenser, spa credits and more.

A week at Riu Emerald Bay is available from $595 plus $425 taxes per person based on two people sharing a Hotel Room on an all inclusive basis and departing from Winnipeg on December 16, 2016.

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

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About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing Vacations packages include award-winning Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service. For customers' comfort and convenience the airline also offers an extensive buy-on-board selection of hot dishes and light meal options such as a traditional tapas assortment, artisan cheese plate and kids snack box. The airline also provides an inflight entertainment program (including first-run movies) as well as kid's backpacks with games and toys. 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
    1-800-387-5602
    media@sunwing.ca