Vacation Express, one of the largest tour operators in the southeast United States, announced at the beginning of 2012 it had been wholly acquired by Sunwing Travel Group Inc., a family-owned and operated, Toronto-based company and Canada’s leading vertically integrated leisure travel company.
Within a month of the company’s new ownership announcement, Vacation Express got their Sunwing Airlines program up and running and open for sale, and it’s been a booking frenzy ever since.
The new seasonal program offers non-stop ‘Elite Service’ champagne flights from Atlanta, Cincinnati and Nashville to three of the company’s most popular destinations. The seasonal service will operate between May 25, 2012 and October 29, 2012.
Customers will enjoy award-winning in-flight Sunwing Elite Service which includes a “Bon Voyage” glass of champagne, hot towel service, a choice of hot meals or hot snack, in-flight movies, wine with meals, kids backpacks with games and toys, comfortable leather seating throughout the aircraft and checked baggage (up to 44 lbs. per person) at no extra charge. Clients may opt to upgrade to Elite Plus Service for only $40 each way and receive an extra leg room seat, advance seat selection, additional 22 lb. checked baggage allowance and priority check-in and boarding. “It is really nice to see an airline adding more services rather than taking them away” commented Rene Jongmans, President of Vacation Express.
In addition to the extremely affordable air/hotel/transfer packages, Vacation Express offers low-cost air only options. “With the outstanding special hotel deals we’ve negotiated to complement our new Sunwing program, coupled with an extraordinary in-flight experience and the low $50 per person deposit, early bookings for the summer months are far ahead of last year”, stated Rene Jongmans, President of Vacation Express. “This is a strong indicator that not only affordability but good value for the vacation dollar is still very much a priority with consumers.”
Vacation Express’ product staff has developed profound professional relationships with some of the industry’s most sought-after hotels and resorts in the most frequently requested destinations. This, in conjunction with Sunwing Travel Group’s long-time experience as Canada’s leading leisure travel company, translate into excellent service for your clients as well as the most competitive rates available. Each of their experienced product buyers, including the executives of the company, insists on personal examination and assessment of the hotels they sell. These long-term relationships, nurtured over more than two decades, provide a standardized method of determining which choices are best suited to your client’s personal vacation requirements.
“We are thrilled to be working with Sunwing Airlines and look forward with great expectations to, once again, providing our valued clients and loyal travel agent partners with an outstanding program to the some of the most popular vacation destinations.”
To learn more about Vacation Express or to contact one of their team members, visit www.vacationexpress.com or call 1-(800)-309-4717.