New survey exhibits that greater than half of Canadians are able to return to journey

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TORONTO, Oct 9, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A recent survey commissioned by Sunwing showed that more and more Canadians are ready to go on vacation. With the colder days ahead and the winter blues coming soon, Canadians are dreaming of sunnier skies and warmer weather. Many want to return to the tropics safely and responsibly. With Sunwing’s flight service resuming on November 6, 2020, travelers can safely make their much-needed return.

The survey was conducted by Sunwing among members of the Angus Reid forum between September 28-29, 2020 with a representative online sample of 1,505 Canadians in English and French. The poll results showed that 56% of Canadians are considering taking a vacation within the next year. Regular vacationers are more interested in an upcoming short vacation. Seven in ten (71%) say they are considering a vacation. Of those surveyed who plan to travel in the next 12 months, 50% said they were interested in planning an all inclusive vacation.

“After staying home for months and putting their vacation plans on hold, Canadians are ready to head to the tropics,” commented Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “We have spent the past few months redefining the vacation experience and working hard to perfect our health and safety protocols throughout the vacation and at our Royalton Luxury Resorts properties, which are proudly Canadian owned. These survey results show a growing demand for travel and we are excited to help Canadians return to paradise safely. “

Canadians can travel safely with the safe with Sunwing engagement. As the only travel company that owns the airline that customers fly with, the shuttle buses that run to and from hotels, and over 30 hotels in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Sunwing can ensure that the highest Canadian health and safety standards are met become place during the entire vacation trip.

The tour operator recently entered into a partnership with the world’s leading healthcare company Medcan, whose experts advise the Safe with Sunwing program and continuously support the health and safety of customers and employees. In addition, travelers who book a Sunwing vacation package (excluding cruises) or an air-only flight for departures between October 16, 2020 and May 31, 2021 between now and October 31, 2020 will receive no additional COVID-19 -Cover cost.

“When Canadians vacation with Sunwing, they can be assured that they will be traveling responsibly during this time of uncertainty,” commented Dr. Peter Nord, Acting Chief Medical Advisor, Sunwing Travel Group, and provided guidance and assistance on all aspects of the Safe with Sunwing program. “The Safe with Sunwing commitment promises the highest Canadian standards for the entire vacation experience, from check-in at the airport to flights, transfers, hotel stays and trips home. So they can enjoy a safe and much needed getaway. This is especially important this year as many Canadians have suffered mental health problems in recent months. A sun vacation is an opportunity to restore the feeling of normalcy. “

In addition to COVID-19 coverage, the tour operator’s Safe with Sunwing commitment includes:

  • In-flight HEPA air filters that remove 99.9% of cabin particulate matter in the cabin;
  • Reduced capacity of transfer vehicles at destination with frequent disinfection;
  • Contactless methods of communication with representatives of Sunwing Experiences that are available to customers 24/7;
  • A 360˚ Clean Approach at Royalton Luxury Resorts, where public areas are cleaned every hour. and
  • Certification of all Sunwing Experiences excursions by the World Travel Tourism Council.

About Sunwing

Sunwing, the largest integrated travel company in North America, has more flights south than any other recreational airline and offers convenient direct service from over 33 airports in Canada to more than 45 popular sun destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at world class resorts in the most popular vacation destinations, as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the support of the company’s own knowledgeable target representatives who greet them upon arrival and assist them during their vacation trip. The company supports the communities in which it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a nonprofit initiative focused on supporting and developing youth and humanitarian aid.

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Melanie Filipp
Director, corporate communications & media relations
Sunwing Travel Group
1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca

Via the Angus Reid Forum

The Angus Reid Forum is Canada’s most well-known and trusted online public opinion community, composed of dedicated residents across the country who answer surveys on hot topics of concern to all Canadians.

The accuracy of online surveys on the Angus Reid forum is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to +/- 2.5 percentage points, 19 out of 20 if all Canadians were interviewed. All sample surveys and surveys are subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to, coverage errors and measurement errors.

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