10 AUG 2017: Sunwing is returning to Val d’Or, Quebec, for another season this winter to offer direct flights to two of the tour operator’s most popular vacation destinations, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Holguin in Cuba. Sunwing is also offering new flight service from Saguenay to Roatan this winter. As the exclusive leisure carrier out of the Saguenay-Bagotville Airport for over a decade, the tour operator is the first to offer a service to Roatan from the regional airport, making it the seventh destination offered for the winter of 2018.

From Val d’Or

Avid beachgoers from Val d’Or can look forward to convenient Monday flights to Punta Cana from December 11, until April 16, 2018, and weekly Tuesday service to Holguin from December 12, until April 17, 2018. Sunwing is the only leisure carrier offering flights to sun destinations from this airport.

President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, said, “Sunwing is proud to have offered direct leisure flights for travellers from Val d’Or for almost 10 years, and we look forward to continuing this convenient service to two incredibly popular vacation hotspots this winter.”

“We are very pleased that Sunwing is offering this flight to our local community. It is a great privilege to have this service here as it provides travellers more convenience in reaching their ideal tropical vacation this winter,” said Louise Beaulieu, General Manager for Val d’Or Regional Airport.

As the #1 for family vacations, Sunwing offers a host of value-added packages at top-rated resorts in Holguin and Punta Cana. What’s more, travellers can also enjoy exclusive family-friendly inclusions such as access to the largest offering TripAdvisor’s® top-rated family resorts, Kids Stay, Play, and Eat FREE, and family rooms that accommodate 5 or more guests, depending on the resort they select.

In Punta Cana, travellers can find plenty of sun and splash-worthy fun at the award-winning Memories Splash Punta Cana. Home to one of the Caribbean’s largest on-site waterparks, it’s complete with 20ft slides, a tipping bucket, wave pool, and splash park for younger children. The resort also features an action-packed kids’ club, and complimentary access to the luxurious facilities at the Royalton Punta Cana, including a casino and spa.

Another perennial favourite among travellers is the picturesque Memories Holguin Beach Resort on the Yuraguanal Beach. Known for its large 2-storey kids club packed with plenty of activities, the family-friendly resort offers five refreshing pools, two of which are designated just for kids. Plus, guests of all ages can enjoy the many activities included such as beach volleyball, billiards, basketball, kayaking, and more.

From Saguenay

Beginning December 18, 2017 and running weekly until April 16th, 2018, travellers can look forward to convenient Monday direct flights to the popular Honduras vacation destination, known for its perennially warm climate and excellent diving conditions.

The largest of the Honduran Bay islands is also home to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world. It’s truly an ecological playground, where avid divers can discover vibrant and colouful corals, multi-coloured tropical fishes, sponges as big as refrigerators, and other species such as manta rays, sea turtles, and whale sharks. Deep-sea divers will also enjoy great visibility of up to 150ft, especially in areas like El Aguila, a popular wreck diving site.

Sam Char, executive vice-president of Sunwing Travel Group, welcomed the news, “We are looking forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with the Saguenay-Bagotville Airport for a 12th season this winter. Since our first flight in 2006, we have been providing residents of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region convenient options for escaping the cold Canadian winters, so we’re quite excited to be adding Roatan to this roster of top vacation destinations to get away to.”

“Promotion Saguenay strongly supports Sunwing's decision to offer a new sunny destination from the Saguenay-Bagotville Airport. The island of Roatán in Honduras will enhance the vacation package destinations already offered starting in December, 2017.

“Sunwing has once more confirmed its exceptional and unique partnership, ongoing for over 10 years now, with the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region with this announcement and which maintains the Saguenay-Bagotville Airport as the most active regional airport in Canada in terms of flights to southern destinations,” said Jean Tremblay, president of Promotion Saguenay and mayor of Saguenay.

Sunwing offers a wide range of accommodation options including some of the best diving sites to explore, Fantasy Island Beach Resort, Dive and Marina, is nestled on its own 21-acre private island off the coast of Roatan and includes three secluded beaches. Avid divers will feel right at home at this PADI 5-star resort and its wealth of activities including diving classes, to complimentary non-motorized sports such as snorkelling. Families will appreciate the features exclusive through Sunwing, such as Kids Stay, Play, and Eat Free deals, along with other amenities such as a mini zoo, a swim-up bar, evening entertainment and golf course access.

Ideal for vacationers who crave excitement, Honduras’s diverse ecology provides the opportunity for ziplining, sailing, kayaking and extensive diving. Whether a newcomer or an expert diver, Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort on the West Bay in Roatan offers incredible dive sites and packages suited to all skill levels, from Learn to Dive Inclusions to 5 Days Dive Room accommodations. There’s also snorkelling available right from the beach. When guests aren’t exploring the deep blue sea, they can look forward to relaxing on a stunning beach, or float around in the 250ft refreshing pool on site.

All Sunwing packages to include return flights on Sunwing Airlines, with award-winning inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.


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