The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up 5%, dodging the Trump Slump and keeping tour operators here upbeat about their sales volumes to U.S. destinations.
TORONTO — Sunwing has added the Caribbean island of Bonaire to its growing roster of sun destinations, with a weekly flight departing Toronto on Sundays.
The service will run from Dec. 17, 2017 and April 15, 2018 inclusive, providing Canadians with the only direct connection to this relatively undiscovered tropical gem. This completes Sunwing’s offering to the trio of the ‘ABC Islands’, which is comprised of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
With this new Bonaire service, Sunwing becomes the only Canadian tour operator to offer direct flights to all three islands.
Bonaire is consistently rated as one of the top diving destinations in the world, featuring 86 dive sites and some 350 species of fish. In addition to diving, the island is also known for windsurfing and kitesurfing, not to mention land adventures such as hiking to its tallest peak, Brandaris.
“Our award-winning island offers a variety of activities, both on land and in our marine park. We are excited to develop and deepen our partnership with Sunwing. We feel the addition of this flight service, together with the option of vacation packages at many of our most popular resorts, will give Bonaire greater exposure in the Canadian market and ensure the island is amongst the top Caribbean destinations to visit this winter,” said Maurice Adriaens, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire.
Sunwing will be offering accommodation packages at a selection of the island’s leading resorts, all of which boast picturesque oceanfront locations, Wi-Fi access, swimming pools and on-site restaurants. Those wishing to be close to downtown can still enjoy a relaxing environment at the Divi Flamingo Resort and Casino, while divers and non-divers alike can opt for the inclusive Plaza Beach Resorts. There’s also the Buddy Dive Resort for avid divers, as well as the newly built Delfins Beach Resorts, which caters to groups with one- or two-bedroom studios.
“Saving our customers time and money by providing them with direct access to the most popular sunshine destinations is central to our commitment of delivering an exceptional vacation experience. We are therefore extremely pleased to be able to add this unique Caribbean island to our roster, and are sure that it will prove to be a popular choice amongst our customers,” added Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing.