If there was one person who could truly be called an icon of the travel industry, it was Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.
TORONTO — Sunwing won big at the 25th annual Gran Fiesta Amigos de Mazatlán convention earlier this week, scooping up two Golden Deer Awards.
Established in 2004, the Golden Deer Awards recognize top contributors to Mazatlán’s tourism industry. Sunwing was named Top Canadian Tour Operator while Eric Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Partner Development for Sunwing Travel Group, received the Friend of Mazatlán Award.
“I am honoured to be accepting the award of Top Canadian Tour Operator for Sunwing,” said Rodriguez. “We value the support that the destination has offered us to continue to develop our product and offerings over the past years. We’re proud of our enduring partnership and I am delighted to be recognized personally as a Friend of Mazatlán. This season we’re ensuring even more Canadians can Vacation Better in Mazatlán with the addition of new flight services from Ottawa, Quebec City and Victoria.”
Julia Birrueta, Director of the Mazatlán Tourism Board, added: “Our committee voted in favour of Sunwing because of their continued commitment to bring tourists to our destination. We recognize their achievement in becoming the top Canadian vacation package producer. Although Mazatlán has many friends and supporters, Eric’s nomination came as a result of his personal – and not only professional – commitment to help our local tourist partners, and not only that of his company. He has been for many years a true and real friend of the Mazatlecans.”
Sunwing is Canada’s largest vacation package provider to Mazatlán. This coming season the company will offer packages at a wide selection of resorts, with departures from 11 airports coast to coast. Sunwing packages to Mazatlán are also available onboard Swoop from select gateways.