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January 29, 2015 17:48 ET

Sunwing Vacations Receives International Tour Operator of the Year Award at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's 16th Annual Cacique Awards

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 29, 2015) - Sunwing Vacations was named 'International Tour Operator of the Year' at the 16th annual Cacique Awards in Nassau, Bahamas on Saturday January 24, 2015. One of the most prestigious events on the Islands of the Bahamas' calendar, the awards serve as an opportunity for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to pay tribute to both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the country's tourism and hospitality industries.

Lawrence Elliott, Group Vice President of Business & Corporate Affairs and Susan Oland, Director of Programme and Promotional Development received the award from Paul Strachan Director, Canada of the Bahamas Tourist Office and Ellison Thompson, Deputy Director General for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

Lawrence Elliott thanked the Bahamas Tourist Office for their hospitality commenting, "We are delighted to be invited to the Bahamas to celebrate the successes of the country's flourishing tourism industry. This is the first time that Sunwing Vacations received an accolade at this important event. Since we first started operating in the Bahamas in 2011 our programme has grown significantly. Blessed with a perennially mild and sunny climate, abundance of land and water sports together with a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes the Bahamas have much to offer our customers. With the introduction of flight services from Vancouver and Calgary to Grand Bahama this winter, we now offer direct connections to Grand Bahama from eight Canadian gateways in addition to our popular Nassau route."

Sunwing offers a number of different resorts in the Bahamas. Part of the tour operator's exclusive Family Collection™ of resorts handpicked for their exceptional family-friendly amenities, Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort is set on the white sands and calm turquoise waters of Lucayan Beach. Boasting an on-site splash park, the Memories Fun Club featuring famous characters Toopy & Binoo® and the Berenstain Bears™ and teen lounge there's plenty to keep younger guests busy. New for this April, the resort will be hosting two themed Marvel® Super Hero Weeks from April 10 - 24, 2015 where children can meet Iron Man and Spider-Man. They'll also enjoy nightly Marvel® movie showings under the stars, take part in "Super Hero 101" workshops and dress up as their favourite super hero for costume parties.

For more information on vacations to the Bahamas, visit or contact your local travel agent.

About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing flights include Sunwing Airlines' award winning Champagne Service which features hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ or hot snack depending on flight time, soft drinks, complimentary in-flight entertainment including first run movies and a generous free 20kg baggage allowance. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, free headset, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling and extra legroom seats.

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