Sunwing Survey Finds Canadians Ready To Travel

A new survey, commissioned by Sunwing, reveals that a growing number of Canadians are ready to go on vacation.

The survey was conducted by Sunwing among members of the Angus Reid Forum between Sept. 28-29, 2020 with a representative online sample of 1,505 Canadians, in both English and French.

Results revealed that 56% of Canadians are considering going on vacation within the next year. Regular vacation-goers are even more likely to be interested in an upcoming getaway, with seven-in-ten (71%) saying that they are considering a vacation. Of respondents who would consider travelling in the next 12 months, 50% indicated they would be interested in planning an all-inclusive getaway.

Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group, said: “After months of staying at home and putting vacation plans on hold, Canadians are ready to head to the tropics. We have spent the last few months reimagining the vacation experience and working hard on perfecting our health and safety protocols throughout the vacation journey and across our Royalton Luxury Resorts properties, which are proudly Canadian owned. These survey results show a growing demand for travel and we’re happy to help Canadians head back to paradise, safely.”

Canadians can travel with confidence with the Safe with Sunwing commitment in place. As the only travel provider that owns the airline that customers fly on, the transfer buses that travel to and from hotels, and over 30 hotels throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Sunwing can ensure the highest Canadian health and safety standards in place throughout the entire vacation journey.

The tour operator also recently partnered with global healthcare leader Medcan, whose experts advise on the Safe with Sunwing program and provide ongoing support for customer and employee health and safety. What’s more, travellers who book a Sunwing vacation package (excluding cruises) or an air-only flight between now and Oct.  31, 2020, for departures between Oct. 16, 2020 and May 31, 2021, will receive COVID-19 coverage at no additional cost.

Dr. Peter Nord, Sunwing Travel Group’s acting chief medical advisor – who provides guidance and support on all aspects of the Safe with Sunwing program –said: “When Canadians vacation with Sunwing, they can rest assured that they are travelling responsibly in this time of uncertainty. The Safe with Sunwing commitment promises the highest Canadian standards across the entire vacation experience, from airport check-in, to the flight, transfers, hotel stay and journey home; so they can enjoy a safe and much-needed getaway. This is especially important this year, as many Canadians have felt a toll on their mental health in recent months. A sun getaway offers an opportunity to restore a sense of normalcy.”

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