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Vacation Express

March 13, 2015 17:22 ET

Vacation Express Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Nashville to Punta Cana

Exclusive Non-Stop Flights to Cancun Begin March 15, 2015

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - March 13, 2015) - Today, Vacation Express celebrates the inaugural flight from Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). This flight is the beginning of weekly, exclusive, nonstop flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In addition to Punta Cana, Vacation Express will also begin exclusive, nonstop flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Later this year, Vacation will begin departing flights to Jamaica, starting May 18, 2015 and Grand Bahama Island, starting May 25, 2015.

This will be the fourth year that Vacation Express has offered services to Nashville passengers and each year the services offered and travelers from Nashville have grown. Now passengers have the option of traveling to Cancun, Jamaica, Grand Bahama Island and Punta Cana.

"With our exclusive non-stop flights, we give our travelers the experience that they would receive as if they were traveling on a private plane," said Kevn Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy. "Although our prices are competitive, we focus on on convenience, reliability and dependability."

Punta Cana 5-night vacation packages and all-inclusive deals are the first to take off in Nashville for the winter travel season on March 13 and continue until May 8. In the spring, the vacation packages are extended for Nashville travelers to 6-night vacations, taking off weekly on Mondays. These flights begin May 18 and ends August 31. The 5-night vacations will later return September 7 and continue until October 25. Punta Cana vacations at LUXURY all-inclusive resorts, beginning at $949* for amazing 4 and half-star locations like, Riu Palace Bavaro. The luxurious experience that Nashville guest can expect includes; unlimited meals and 24-hour snacks including buffets, theme buffets during the week and a la carte options; unlimited beverages including domestic alcoholic drinks; in-room minibar restocked regularly and in-room liquor dispensers; 24-hour room service; a supervised kids club for ages 4-12; fully equipped fitness center, 4 tennis courts; non-motorized water sports including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling equipment; a local representative and all hotel taxes and fees. The exclusive non-stop flights will be operated by Swift Air, LLC. and include a complimentary bar and snacks, plus one free checked bag with an option to upgrade to First Class where passengers will enjoy comfortable 2x2 seating, an additional free checked bag [up to 44lbs] and priority check-in and boarding.

Swift Air, LLC. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Kasteler was quoted saying "Swift Air is excited about working with Vacation Express. Our aircraft work nicely on these routes. All of our staff have been trained to the highest safety standards and level of service." Kasteler continued to say, "Swift will be providing Vacation Express two aircraft this year and look forward to growing the working relationship for the future."

Cancun and Riviera Maya are the next destinations offering a luxurious experience to Nashville travelers. Vacation Express' 6-night all-inclusive, weekly, non-stop vacations take off Sunday, March 15 and continues until August 2. These flights will be operated by Interjet, offering roomy seating with comfortable cabin seats, two free checked bags plus complimentary bar and snacks. Vacation Express is offering Nashville passengers LUXURY vacation packages starting at $999* at great locations like the Riu Caribe which includes, unlimited meals and snacks including 24-hour snacks; unlimited beverages including domestic and imported alcoholic drinks and wine with meals; stocked in-room mini-bar and liquor dispensers with domestic vodka, rum, brandy and tequila; non-motorized water sports including windsurfing, snorkeling gear, sailboats, kayaks, body boards and one scuba diving lesson in dive tank; tennis courts; supervised RiuLand children's club for ages 4-12 and a local representative and all hotel taxes and fees.

Grand Bahama Island  is the newest destination offered in Nashville for Vacation Express' weekly, exclusive non-stop flights and vacations and flights to this destination take off May 25 and continues until June 29. The vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island includes a non-stop flight and a LUXURY all-inclusive resort starting at $899*, like the all-inclusive Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort, which is perfect for couples, families and groups seeking some genuine time away together. These first-class amenities include; gourmet dining, unlimited beverages, hotel activities, luxurious restaurants, featuring buffet-style and a la carte options. Flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, equipped with spacious seats, comfortable headrest, more leg room and complimentary bar and snacks.

"The response that we have received from our Nashville travelers since adding Grand Bahama Island to the list of destinations has been outstanding," said Hernandez. "We expect for 2015 to big an impressive year with plenty of satisfied travelers."

Jamaica is the luxury destination that Vacation Express started offering Nashville travelers last year. This is one of the first countries to offer all-inclusive resorts and is known for legendary service to travelers. Many travelers have come to trust Jamaica to deliver fantastic vacation experiences for their valued travelers. The exclusive, non-stop flights to Jamaica begin this spring, May 18 and continues until August 3. The LUXURY all-inclusive vacation packages start at a low price of $999* at amazing places like Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. This all-inclusive experience includes all meals and snacks with a variety of a la carte specialty and buffet restaurants; 24-hour snack and beverage service at the Sports Bar; domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; stocked mini-bar with complimentary re-stocking 3 times per week; all hotel taxes and gratuities and much more.

Vacation Express works hard to make real luxury packages affordable for all travelers. Another great service that Vacation Express offers travelers are easy low deposits. For an additional $10 per passenger, Vacation Express provides Reduced Deposit Plans, irrelevant of ticket cost, carrier or class of service. The total deposit per person is as low as $100 for exclusive charter flights to $235 for scheduled flights.

For those who have 15 or more adults traveling together, Vacation Express has a separate Group & Incentive Division ready to assist. This experienced team specializes in destination weddings, student trips, family reunions & getaways, corporate incentives, meetings and other types of group travel. To contact the Group Services Department, please call 1.800.486.9777 ext. 7 or email

About Vacation Express
Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for 25 years and offers quality vacation packages to over 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Vacation Express prides itself on affordability, convenience, customer service and great vacation experiences. While most travelers book online, you may also reach the reservation center seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717. See operator / participant agreement for details.

Additional Notes: *Price reflects hotel that features All-Inclusive Plans. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Advertised prices available for bookings made electronically through your travel agent; small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2015 Brochure, or call 1.800.309.4717. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See operator/participant agreement for details. Flights operated by Sunwing Airlines, Interjet or Swift Air, LLC. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

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