TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - Following a successful inaugural season during 2015, Sunwing will once again offer weekly, direct flights from Buffalo to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic this coming winter. Providing travellers with a convenient, direct route to two of the Caribbean's most sought after destinations, the new flight program will commence January 16, 2016. En route to their vacation destination, passengers can sit back and relax with the airlines' award-winning Champagne Service that includes a complimentary sparkling wine toast, meal and wine service and complimentary in-flight entertainment. They'll also receive a generous 20 kg checked luggage allowance at no extra charge.

"We were extremely pleased to have the opportunity to offer Sunwing flights from Buffalo for the first time last year," said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations. "These were the first international flights to be offered from here since 2001 and we were delighted with how well the service was received by customers on both sides of the border. Punta Cana and Cancun are consistently two of our most popular vacation hotspots. We're certain that our second season will be just as successful as the first."

Kimberley A. Minkel, Executive Director of Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, said, "We are extremely delighted that Sunwing will once again be offering their nonstop international flights to exotic Cancun and Punta Cana in 2016. These 'warm weather' flights are an important addition to our list of destinations and are a testament to the international opportunities we have at the Buffalo airport."

The return of the winter flight service will allow vacationers to experience some of Sunwing's most popular resorts. Part of Sunwing's Luxury Collection™, Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa features spacious rooms and suites overlooking a secluded, private beachfront. Guests enjoy reservation-free fine dining at a choice of nine restaurants along with a wide range of daily activities including yoga and tennis. There's also a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa. Younger guests will love the water park and extensive pool complex, plus a host of supervised daily activities at the Kids Club, with special appearances by cartoon favourites Mike the Knight™ and Max & Ruby. Couples and newlyweds may prefer Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, an intimate adults-only 'resort within a resort' with its own à la carte restaurant, beach area and pool, that also offers guests full access to all of Royalton Riviera Cancun's restaurants and amenities.

In the Dominican Republic, award-winning Memories Splash Punta Cana has everything to keep families entertained. Recently recognized by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 10 family all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, guests of all ages will love riding the tubes and slides in the expansive water park. The popular Family Collection™ resort also benefits from a kids club & teen hangout, inviting free-form pool, plus 11 delectable restaurants and three swim up bars to enjoy. For adults, CHIC Punta Cana offers a day to night party ambience reminiscent of Las Vegas or Miami's South Beach. Guests enjoy fine dining at five à la carte restaurants, premium international drinks at the resort's seven bars and a regular program of evening entertainment. There's also an elegant spa, extensive pool complex and private beachfront with waiter service.

A week's stay at Memories Splash Punta Cana is available from $1,195 plus $200 taxes based on two people sharing a Deluxe Room on an all inclusive basis and departing from Buffalo on January 16 and 23, 2016. For more information visit or contact your local travel agent.

About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing Vacations packages include award winning Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, complimentary headsets, 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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