TORONTO, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing has received the Consumer Choice Award in the Greater Toronto Area in the category of Best Charter Airline and Vacation Provider for the fifth consecutive year. This latest accolade comes after receiving the award for the first time this past year in Halifax, St. John’s, Regina and Saskatoon. The tour operator has also earned the award for the past three consecutive years in Vancouver.

Established in 1987, the Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to conduct independent market research surveys to determine brand reputation and customer satisfaction. This award is only bestowed upon a very select group of business owners and entrepreneurs recognized by customers for their business excellence. Companies are ranked based on over 1,250 customer surveys carried out by some of the largest, independent Canadian-owned research companies.

“For the fifth year in a row, Sunwing been voted in the GTA as the top Vacation Service Provider.  It is a testament to not only the quality of Sunwing’s vacation offerings and service levels, but also to their consistency, that enabled them to win this prestigious award for a fifth consecutive year.  Consumer Choice Award is proud to have its brand associated with a company that year over year demonstrates Business Excellence, and offers its heartfelt congratulations to the team at Sunwing.” says Jack McFadden, President of Consumer Choice Award.

The news was also welcomed by Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing who commented, “Our entire team is honoured to have been recognized for our long-standing history in providing GTA residents with value-added vacation packages to top-rated resorts across the sunny south. We believe that our passion in delivering an excellent customer experience – from convenient direct flights and award-winning inflight service to exclusive perks and privileges such as Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals all year round is what sets us apart and makes us truly the #1 the sun.”

About Sunwing

As the #1 to the sun, Sunwing offers more direct flights to the south than any other national leisure carrier and operates one of Canada’s youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets made up exclusively of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, including two brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. Customers enjoy convenient access to 45 of the most popular sun destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America from 33 departure airports from coast to coast. Once on board, travellers can get their vacation off to the right start with the airline’s award-winning in flight service that includes a complimentary sparkling wine toast and non-alcoholic beverage service together with an extensive buy on board menu of light meals and snacks with dishes inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. When travellers book a package with Sunwing, they also benefit from in-flight entertainment, knapsacks filled with toys and games for children and a generous 23kg free luggage allowance.

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Rachel Goldrick

Senior Corporate Communications Manager

Sunwing Vacations

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