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TORONTO — For the 14th straight year, Sunwing Travel Group has been named as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500.
Published in Maclean’s magazine, on Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com, Growth 500 (formally known as PROFIT 500) ranks Canadian business by five-year revenue growth. Sunwing Travel Group is the only vertically integrated travel company on this year’s list.
“We are honoured to receive this accolade once again,” said Stephen Hunter, President and CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “Much of our growth can be attributed to the innovation of our products and services, the value we’ve been able to create for our customers through vertical integration and the entrepreneurial, forward thinking nature of our employees.”
The Sunwing Travel Group includes a leisure charter airline with a modern fleet of 40 planes, two major North American tour operators, two renowned travel retailers, a hotel division with a portfolio exceeding 15,500 rooms, a vacation club and a destination management company.
In 2018, Sunwing expanded its fleet with the introduction of new environmentally-friendly Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, while the tour operator increased its capacity to over 45 of the most popular vacation destinations from 33 airport across the country. The hotel division continues to expand with the addition of the Planet Hollywood lifestyle hotel brand and Mystique Resorts boutique brand into a product portfolio that will represent 45 properties across 10 countries by year’s end. Meanwhile, the destination management company, NexusTours, has grown exponentially in the past few years, providing over 4,000 experiences across its destinations.