The combination of surging demand for travel and soaring prices for just about everything might just make this the year when clients will be truly wise to lock-in their winter vacations early.
“The one thing we are definitely seeing is increased demand from all markets for the Caribbean and Mexico for the coming winter,” Andrew Dawson, Sunwing’s president of Tour Operations told TravelPulse Canada.
“A great point to stress is that Sunwing isn’t only competing with ACV, Transat and WestJet Vacations for rooms and deals, but the rest of the world, most of whom book and plan far earlier than Canadians. So it’s a risky strategy this year to wait until too late if you have your heart set on a particular resort or destination.”
Sunwing is offering encouragement and security for travellers, with a limited time Early Booking Bonus for clients who reserve their all-inclusive 2022-2023 winter vacation packages by July 28.
The perks include reduced deposits of $100 per person, no fuel surcharge and Sunwing’s Price Drop Guarantee, offered complimentary as part of the early booking incentive.
Agents will be pleased to learn that Sunwing has simplified and enhanced its Price Drop Guarantee so that no registration is required, and no administrative fees are included.
Clients simply need to submit a Price Drop Guarantee claim through My Booking Portal before final payment is due and Sunwing will automatically refund the difference, up to $400 per couple.
“I think Canadians will want to book early because they can see pricing rising,” Dawson said. “The Price Drop Guarantee gives them a cushion in the opposite direction should prices drop.”
Sunwing Winter Suggestions
Riu Latino is RIU Hotels & Resorts’ newest hotel in Mexico, set to open October 1 on the pristine shores of Costa Mujeres. Another Sunwing suggestion is the “larger-than-life amenities” at Royalton Luxury Resorts’ latest property Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun An Autograph Collection All Inclusive Resort, slated to open December 20.
In Cuba, Sunwing says the recent addition of Hotel Tesoro del Atlantico in Holguin offers international delights for guests of all ages, while the lavish accommodations including swim-out and rooftop suites are an attractive selling point at the new Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Esmeralda in Cayo Coco.
Sunwing’s early booking bonus is available on all-inclusive vacation packages with flights on board Sunwing Airlines booked by July 28, 20222, for departures between November 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023.
Agents will continue to earn STAR Agent Rewards Points that convert to cash on all vacation bookings made during this time.