TORONTO, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing is offering local residents of Sept-Îles even more options for their winter escape this coming season. As well as bringing back its popular flight service to Cancun, Mexico the travel company will also be introducing a new weekly flight service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This will be the first season that the travel company has offered vacationers in the region two different destinations from their local airport. Sunwing is expected to be the only carrier offering sunshine flights from Sept-Îles this coming winter. Both flight services will be available between December 12, 2018 and April 10, 2019.  

In Punta Cana, travellers can look forward to lazy days on the beach or get active with an array of Sunwing Experiences ranging from ziplining and jeep safaris to snuba diving. Set on Mexico’s Caribbean coast Cancun has something for every traveller from pirate adventures and live shows at Coco Bongo, to world-class golfing and access to legendary ancient Mayan ruins.

Executive Vice President of Sunwing Travel Group Quebec, Sam Char, welcomed the news.  “Sunwing is proud to be the only leisure carrier to offer vacation packages directly from Sept-Îles. Both Cancun and Punta Cana are consistently two of our most popular destinations and we are delighted to be offering local residents even more convenient and affordable travel from Sept-Îles Airport this year.”

As the #1 for family, adult and luxury vacations, Sunwing offers a wide range of resort options in Punta Cana and Cancun, including the modern Grand Memories Punta Cana. This all inclusive resort caters to all types of travellers with elegant accommodations, unlimited free access to one of the largest on-site water parks in the Caribbean, a stunning beachfront setting and much more.

Vacationers who travel with Sunwing this winter can also be some of the first to experience the new features at the newly-renovated Riu Palace Punta Cana, which now offers four new swimming pools, a brand-new spa and a new state-of-the-art gym. Just north of Cancun in Playa Mujeres, the recently opened Riu Dunamar offers rooms that sleep families of five or more, reservation-free gourmet à la carte dining options such as Asian and Italian, included activities like kayaking and snorkelling and supervised daytime programming for children at the RiuLand Kids’ Club. Plus, vacationers who book their RIU vacation package with Sunwing will enjoy exclusive RIU®-topia inclusions such as unlimited à la carte dining and spa discounts.

Couples seeking a quiet getaway will appreciate the luxurious settings at the top-rated adults only resort, Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites Resort and Spa. This elegant beachfront resort offers guests 13 sparkling pools to choose from as well as discounted treatments at the opulent spa that includes a soothing sauna area together with exchange privileges to enjoy the facilities at neighbouring resorts, Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess.

All vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy on board Sunwing Café menu with selections inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford and backpacks for children filled with games and toys.

To book your next all inclusive vacation visit  or contact your travel agent.

About Sunwing

As the #1 to the sun and North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey.

* service may be unavailable on select flights

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Goldrick

Senior Corporate Communications Manager

Sunwing Vacations

1-800-387-5602 | 

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