Ready, Set, GO! Sunwing On Track For 30 City Tour

with Jovana Arnaut

Sunwing's David Wright, Director of Sales, Ontario & Atlantic Canada with Deana Murphy, V.P. Retail Sales

The ladies of Sunwing: Joy Jackson, Sales Administration Manager; Farrole Kikkert, BDM, Southern Alberta & Deana Murphy

Zdenka Sedlacek, Travel Consultant, Paragon Travel with Farrole Kikkert

There weren't any races taking place at the Woodbine racetrack last week but Sunwing's Product Presentation still had the 500 travel agents in attendance hooting and hollering.

50 suppliers; new products; buffet dinner and prizes… what a way to launch into a 30 city tour. Toronto was the 3rd stop on their spring tour kicking off Sunwing's 2015-2016 winter season and focusing on what's new, what's different and what's still to come.

“Tonight is our winter showcase for next year," Deana Murphy, V.P., Retail Sales, Sunwing, said. “We don't have any new destinations but we have a ton of new products. Many of our hotel partners have opened new hotels recently, like the Royalton Riviera in Cancun, or are going to be opening new ones like the Blue Diamond in Negril and this is our 1st opportunity to tell travel agents about them."

Along with new hotel openings, the operator is adding 3 new 737's to their fleet allowing for heaps of new connections between Canadian gateways and the south including Kelowna to Varadero; Windsor to Cancun; Kitchener/Waterloo to Cayo Santa Maria and Thunder Bay to Cancun.

“I recently went to Seattle and picked up our new Boeing 737," Murphy said. “It was one of the coolest things I've done in my career. Getting on a brand new plane was a great experience. We're taking possession of 2 more aircraft from Boeing this month. They will be based in Toronto but will be shipped out all over depending on where we need them."

Even though the presentation centred on Sunwing's winter program, Murphy reminded agents that their summer packages are open for bookings as well, including their Montreal-Paris and Toronto-Amsterdam routes.

YUL-ORY service begins 11MAY with 3 flights per week increasing to 6 during peak season. The service will be operated in partnership with TUI's Corsair onboard either A330s or 747s.

YYZ-AMS will be operated twice a week 27JUN through 02SEP with Thomson Airways 787s.

“We are reminding agents that we still allow 20 kilos of free baggage, we offer free food and beverage onboard all of our flights and we still pay full commission on domestic flights and on all of our products," Murphy said. “We appreciate our agents and this is an amazing opportunity for us to thank them for supporting the business."

For a full listing of Sunwing presentations, visit Open Jaw's Event Calendar.

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