Thunder Bay to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast will Short Flight Away

A short flight from winter in Thunder Bay to Mexico's Caribbean Coast
A short flight from winter in Thunder Bay to Mexico's Caribbean Coast
A short flight from winter in Thunder Bay to Mexico's Caribbean Coast
A short flight from winter in Thunder Bay to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

THUNDER BAY – TRAVEL – Headed south next winter? From Thunder Bay to Mexico’s Caribbean coastline will become a short flight away next winter, as Sunwing adds direct weekly flights from Thunder Bay to Cancun, beginning December 23, 2015.

The new route will be the only option to fly direct to Cancun from Thunder Bay, and will be offered in addition to the weekly flight service to Varadero, Cuba that Sunwing has been operating over the past five years. So vacationers will be able choose between two convenient flight options from their doorstep this coming season.

“We are delighted to be able to offer a second Sunwing service to the sun from Thunder Bay this coming winter,” said Andrew Dawson, Chief Operating Officer, Sunwing Travel Group. “Cancun and the Riviera Maya are amongst our most popular tourism destinations and have much to offer vacationers, so we are sure that this new route will be embraced.”

“We are excited by Sunwing’s demonstration of additional confidence in our market,” added interim President & CEO of Thunder Bay International Airport Authority, Ed Schmidtke. “Our market has a positive history of supporting Sunwing and we look forward to a successful 2015/16 winter campaign.”

On their way to this popular Mexican destination, passengers will be able to start off their vacation in style with a welcome glass of sparkling wine, complimentary Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with wine, and in-flight entertainment as part of the airline’s award-winning Champagne Service. And unlike many other airlines, Sunwing also includes free checked baggage with a generous 20kg allowance.

Stretching down Mexico’s sparkling Caribbean coastline for 150 km as far as Tulum, Cancun and Riviera Maya are amongst the most popular tourism destinations in the Americas. As well as being home to fabulous resorts, they also rank as top ecotourism centres with lots to see and do for all ages at local eco parks – from snorkelling to horseback riding. This is also the land of the Mayans and there are many places to visit to see glimpses into this ancient civilization.

Sunwing offers some exclusive resort options when vacationing in the Riviera Maya. A new addition to Sunwing’s Family Collection™ , the Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa caters to vacationers seeking plentiful activities and a wide array of amenities. Families can also look forward to a number of thoughtful little extras including beach towels delivered to their room, spacious family accommodation and Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free deals. The supervised Kids Club keeps the little ones busy, while the Teen Club offers video games, billiards, table tennis, and free Wi-Fi. Nine on-site restaurants provide a wide range of à la carte and buffet dining options.

Part of Sunwing’s Luxury Collection™, The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun is a ‘resort-within-a- resort’ featuring a serene oasis where adults can relax and be pampered, while offering full access to all the facilities of the Royalton Riviera Cancun. With a variety of spacious suites to choose from, The Hideaway provides guests with 24-hour room service, a private balcony or terrace, in-room Jacuzzi and rain shower.

The Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort and Spa offers exceptional value in an all-suite environment on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Part of Sunwing’s exclusive Family and Luxury Collections, this property also offers a ‘hotel-within-a-hotel’ concept with its Family Club section. The resort features endless activities and entertainment suited to all ages, as well as luxurious amenities making it the perfect option for romantic getaways.

A week’s stay at the Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort and Spa is available from $1395 plus $392 taxes per person based on two people sharing a Junior Suite on an all-inclusive basis and departing from Thunder Bay on January 06, 2016.

For more information on vacations in Riviera Maya and Cancun departing from Thunder Bay, visit or speak to your local travel agent.

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