TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing is making it even easier for residents of Southwestern Ontario to Vacation Better this winter with the addition of new flight services from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Michigan for the first time ever. Starting January 20, 2019 until April 22, 2019 inclusive, travellers can book select vacation packages to Punta Cana and Montego Bay with weekly direct flights from Detroit. Flights to Punta Cana will operate on Sundays, while flights to Montego Bay will operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Travel Group, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We are excited to be offering Canadians more convenient ways to travel south this winter with the addition of the new departure airport in Detroit, Michigan. This route is a great addition to the current weekly flight service out of London and Windsor and offers travellers in Southwestern Ontario a wider selection of vacation options.”

Travellers can choose from a number of vacation packages, all in Canadian dollars, from Detroit to resorts in Punta Cana, including the family-friendly Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa. Located on the sparkling white sands of Bavaro Beach, the resort has something to offer vacationers of all ages including an on-site splash pad, lazy river and a FlowRider® surf simulator.

In Montego Bay, travellers can choose from a number of beachfront resorts on Jamaica’s famous white-sand beaches. The recently-renovated Sensatori Azul Beach Resort Jamaica is located on the sparkling shores of legendary Seven Mile Beach in Negril and is ideal for both family-friendly vacations and romantic getaways. Vacationers can stay in modern rooms and enjoy a range of dining options with Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive® experience. Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort and Spa is another beautiful resort in Runaway Bay that’s home to a stunning state-of-the-art spa, fitness facilities including yoga classes and diverse dining options.

All Sunwing packages from Detroit include return airfare on Sunwing Airlines aircraft, airport transfers and the services of a Sunwing representative. On board, travellers can look forward to a complimentary non-alcoholic drinks service, a complimentary snack and a selection of buy on board meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages (all prices in USD)*. Ten adults travelling together can receive special prices, added values and reduced deposits. For more information on group vacations click here.

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

* Advanced seat selection and Elite Plus are not available on these flights and a checked baggage fee of $50 CAD roundtrip per bag will apply.

About Sunwing

The largest integrated travel company in North America, 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 top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award.  Customers departing from US gateways can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with inflight service offering tea, coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices). 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

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Rachel Goldrick
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Sunwing Vacations
1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca

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