TORONTO — Sunwing Vacations is encouraging Canadians to make their winter vacation plans early to avoid a currency surcharge and because of high demand from other parts of the world.
“Strong demand from the U.S. market as well as emerging markets in Latin America are already affecting room availability over peak winter travel dates in many of the popular Canadian vacation destinations across Mexico and the Caribbean,” says Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations at Sunwing Vacations.
The tour operator warns that the typical last minute deals may not be available this year due to tighter room availability combined with an increasingly unfavourable U.S. exchange rate. Dawson warns that, “as most resorts are contracted in U.S. dollars, we have been forced to implement a currency surcharge. Effective Aug. 11 onwards, all new bookings will be subject to a $30 per passenger supplement.”
Customers booking their Sunwing vacation now can take advantage of the pricing before the currency surcharge comes into effect, as well as some early booking offers. Sunwing is currently offering an early booking bonus on vacation packages reserved by Oct. 21, 2015 where customers can save up to $400 per couple.