Saturday,  December 3, 2022  1:02 am

Sunwing adds more direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton

Sunwing adds more direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton
Keltie Martell, BDM for Alberta & NWT and Graeme Franklin, Director of Sales Western Canada

Sunwing continues its national tour “Every Step of the Way” with a stop in Calgary on May 22, prior to heading to Edmonton yesterday evening.

More than 200 travel agents gathered at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre to hear about the new updates from Sunwing and their upcoming 2018/2019 schedule.

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Graeme Franklin, director of sales Western Canada, first welcomed the crowd with a proclamation of expanded service from the West. “We juggled our flights around, added an additional aircraft to increase our direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton so travellers do not have to go through Toronto anymore.”

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Sunwing's annual national product launch includes over 85 suppliers who join in the 21 city tour across Canada to update more than 5000 travel agents on new products. Keltie Martell and Sofia Ferreira, BDM for Alberta & NWT and British Columbia respectively, led travel agents through a journey of Sunwing product offerings for the upcoming winter season, while highlighting new and exciting updates.

Key features of the new 2018/2019 season

Sunwing offering packages from 33 different gateways in Canada and Buffalo, NY (US) to over 50 popular tropical destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

New destinations: Antigua, Playa Mujeres and Riviera Diamante in Mexico, and Bonaire.

New resorts: Royalton Antigua (early 2019), Royalton Cancun Resort and Spa (early 2019), Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica (Fall 2018), Grand Memories Punta Cana and Playa Bachata Resort.

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In their Signature Vacations collections, Jewel Resorts in Jamaica has been added to the exclusive line up and new resorts include Riu Dunamar, Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, Riu Palace Baja California, Riu Santa Fe, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta, Sensatori Azul Beach Resort Jamaica.

Fly and cruise packages are now available departing from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Vancouver with MSC Cruises (MSC Seaside and MSC Divina), Norwegian Cruise Lines (Bliss and Getaway) and Marella Cruises (Discovery 2). Packages will include roundtrip air on Sunwing Airlines and transfers from airport to cruise port.

Travel agent updates

Agents can now book Sunwing Experiences either as an addition to a package or a stand alone product, earn commission and STAR points on the excursion bookings.

New for groups: new Group Plus Premium promotion to extend existing benefits available with Groups Plus, group discounts available with Sunwing Experiences, and group pricing is available for cruise packages.

The Starmillionaire promotion is returning with the opportunity for one agent to win a million Star points by booking a group of 10 adults or before August 28, 2018 to qualify.

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Platinum Club: book a minimum of 75 seats and earn free seats for a 7 night duration, Elite Plus upgrades and excursion credits.

Coming soon: booking engine to be added to the so travel agents can book packages right from the website.