TORONTO — Sunwing Vacations has issued its own statement in the wake of WestJet Group’s planned integration of Sunwing Airlines into its mainline operation.
“The future at Sunwing Vacations is brighter than ever,” says the tour operator. “As the top vacation provider for Canadians seeking all inclusive vacations to a range of popular sun destinations, the tour operator is bolstering its commitment to offer customers affordable vacation packages with incredible summer savings and plans for its most robust winter offering yet.”
Following the closing of the transaction with the WestJet Group last month, it remains business as usual at Sunwing Vacations, and the tour operator confirmed it is not impacted by the upcoming airline-specific integration. Sunwing Airlines issued its own statement earlier this week.
Sunwing Vacations is currently finalizing its full winter schedule which includes a number of new and returning destinations, along with several new or expanded routes, which will be announced in the weeks ahead, said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations.
“Sunwing Vacations was built on a commitment to make Canadians’ vacation dreams come true, and we are continuing to deliver on that purpose as part of the WestJet Group,” said Dawson. “Our operations continue as normal and there will be no impact to our valued customers’ vacations.”
Dawson added: “In partnership with our esteemed travel advisor community, we are excited to continue offering Canadians the affordable range of products and services that Sunwing Vacations is known for, including incredible savings on sun vacations for the summer and beyond. We also look forward to announcing our full winter program soon, which includes several new destinations and routes that we’re sure travel advisors will enjoy visiting and selling to our mutual customers.”
As part of the WestJet Group, in future Sunwing Vacations will be in a position to further expand its sun leisure offerings across WestJet’s extensive network on a year-round basis. The tour operator will maintain its headquarters in the Greater Toronto Area along with its Quebec head office in the Greater Montreal Area.
“We will leverage the WestJet network in future to drive increased scale and growth to expand our Sunwing Vacations offering, alongside the WestJet Vacations brand. It’s an exciting time for the business and we look forward to continued collaboration with travel advisors to bring more choice to Canadians now and into the future,” said Dawson.