MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - October 29, 2014) - Exclusive partner for RIU Hotels & Resorts, Signature Vacations, is delighted to announce that the company has been awarded the 'Hotel Chain of the Year' award by the AAVQ (the Association of Quebec Travel Agencies) for the second time. The award was presented at the 2nd annual Trophées Uni-vers, held in collaboration with the specialized magazine Tourisme Plus, on October 25th in Montreal where it was accepted by Sandra Mallette, Quebec Sales Representative for the hotel chain.

Sam Char, Executive Director for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec commented, "We are delighted that RIU Hotels & Resorts has received this important accolade for the second year in a row. We feel that this award recognises the hotel chain's commitment to offer a continuously evolving product portfolio that caters equally to couples and families. In addition to offering luxury accommodation, superior amenities and a high level of service on some of the Caribbean's finest beachfronts, Signature Vacations' exclusive Riu-topia benefits (where guests can take advantage of added extras such as spa discounts, in room liquor dispensers and regularly replenished mini bars) have also served to ensure the popularity of the brand amongst our clientele."

Accepting the award, Sandra Mallette added, "We are very happy to have been chosen again by the AAVQ as the 'Hotel Chain of the Year' for a second year. This award demonstrates that RIU is very much an established brand in the Quebec market and it encourages us to continue to give our best to satisfy our customers."

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About Signature Vacations
Signature Vacations is the one-stop for absolutely all inclusive packages designed to appeal to a wide range of taste and budgets. Along with bespoke options for couples, brides & grooms and honeymooners, the company also offers a wide array of fun-loving resorts designed with families, groups and younger travellers in mind. Customers can choose from resorts across the Caribbean (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao, Saint Lucia and St Maarten), Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica.

All Signature Vacations packages include 'Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service,' which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary inflight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous free 20kg baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travelers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, 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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