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The Bahamas welcomes new Sunwing service from Saskatoon

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Canadian Prairies are looking a lot sunnier now that The Bahamas has introduced a new flight service from Saskatoon with Sunwing Airlines.

After testing the market in February 2015 with non-stop flights from Regina, the airline is increasing its stake in Grand Bahama Island by adding weekly direct flights from Saskatoon.

“We’re very optimistic that these flights will greatly support our strategy to generate incremental business from new markets in Canada. Regina and Saskatoon are the two largest cities in the Western province of Saskatchewan, markets where consumers are looking for ‘new’ sun destinations to experience this winter season,” said Paul Strachan, Senior Director of Bahamas Tourist Office Canada.

Added Joy Jibrulu, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism: “The non-stop flights to GBI from Saskatoon and Regina are the most recent examples of The Bahamas taking a further step to increase visitor arrivals from the Canadian market.”

To promote the new service, representatives from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board hosted industry events in both Regina and Saskatoon, where approximately 3,500 consumers and agents were expected to attend. This marked the first time that The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has heavily promoted its services in the province of Saskatchewan.

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