TORONTO, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This past week, Sunwing scooped two Golden Deer Awards during a presentation ceremony at the 25th annual Gran Fiesta Amigos de Mazatlán convention, that took place between October 28 and 31 this year. Established in 2004, the Golden Deer Awards recognize top contributors to Mazatlán’s tourism industry. Sunwing was named Top Canadian Tour Operator and Eric Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Partner Development for Sunwing Travel Group, received the Friend of Mazatlán Award.
Known as the Pearl of the Pacific, Mazatlán is a consistently popular destination for Sunwing customers. The travel company is Canada’s largest vacation package provider to Mazatlán. This coming season Sunwing will offer vacation packages at a wide selection of resorts, with departures from 11 airports coast to coast. Bordered by the Sierra Madre mountain range, visitors can explore its historic downtown, stroll along the Malecon boardwalk or climb the lighthouse for sweeping views over its Pacific coastline dotted with sandy beaches.
Eric Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Partner Development for Sunwing Travel Group, who attended the celebration commented: “I am honoured to be accepting the award of Top Canadian Tour Operator for Sunwing. We value the support that the destination has offered us to continue to develop our product and offerings over the past years. We’re proud of our enduring partnership and I am delighted to be recognized personally as a Friend of Mazatlán. This season we’re ensuring even more Canadians can Vacation Better in Mazatlán with the addition of new flight services from Ottawa, Quebec City and Victoria.”
“We were very happy to present the Golden Deer Award 2019 to Sunwing as the Canadian Tour Operator of the Year for the 25th edition of our convention. Our committee voted in favour of Sunwing because of their continued commitment to bring tourists to our destination. We recognize their achievement in becoming the top Canadian vacation package producer,” said Julio Birrueta, Director of the Mazatlán Tourism Board. “Although Mazatlán has many friends and supporters, Eric’s nomination came as a result of his personal – and not only professional – commitment to help our local tourist partners, and not only that of his company. He has been for many years a true and real friend of the Mazatlecans,” Birrueta concluded.
All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines* where passengers can enjoy award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and a buy on board selection of snacks and light meals including the new World Famous Original Smoked Meat from iconic Montreal-based Schwartz’s Deli along with delicious menu options inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. For additional perks, including additional baggage allowance and legroom, customers can upgrade to Elite Plus from just $50 per sector.
* Sunwing packages to Mazatlán are also available on board Swoop from select gateways. Inflight experience varies. For full details click here. Sunwing flights to Mazatlán from Victoria are operated by VivaAerobus.
The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to more than 45 popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing is consistently voted the top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine**, non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks, including kids’ choices, the World Famous Original Smoked Meat from the iconic Montreal-based Schwartz’s Deli along with delicious menu options inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. Sunwing supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid. Sunwing matches all donations the Foundation receives through its Spare Change Program on board Sunwing Airlines, no administrative fees are collected and 100% of the proceeds go to charity.
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