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Caribbean Set for Surge in Travel From Canada

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 1, 2022

Canada’s government just lifted all of its border and travel health measures, a move that will likely lead to a surge in tourism to the Caribbean this winter. 

And Sunwing, the country’s largest travel company, says it’s seeing a “strong surge” in demand for winter travel, particularly to the Caribbean. 

“The increasing demand for travel is incredibly welcome news for our company and the entire Canadian travel industry, and we are delighted that the government is lifting travel measures starting in October, which will undoubtedly drive more bookings for travel to sun destinations this winter,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. 

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The Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana.

Dawson said Sunwing was seeing capacity returning to pre-pandemic levels, both to more traditional destinations like Punta Cana to expanding destinations like Cayo Largo in Cuba. 

“We look forward to adding even more routes and destinations to support evolving demand in the months ahead,” Dawson said. 

Sunwing has revealed its flight schedule to Mexico and the Caribbean for 2022-2023, with the most flights to tourism powers like Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana and Cancun. 

Sunwing is flying 16 flights each week to Punta Cana alone, from cities like Toronto and Montreal (both with daily service) and Calgary and Vancouver, with flights once weekly, respectively.

The company’s Caribbean-Mexico network includes destinations in Antigua, Aruba, Mexico, Grenada, The Bahamas, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Cuba, St Maarten and Saint Lucia. 

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