About Sunwing Travel Group
Vertical integration driving differentiation
The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing Travel Group is comprised of Sunwing Vacations and Vacation Express, two of the leading leisure tour operators in North America; Sunwing Airlines, Canada's premier leisure airline; SunwingJets, a luxury private jet charter service and Vacation Express, a growing tour operator in the United States together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts is the Group’s hotel management company, an innovative organization that operates popular resort brands including Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Hotels & Resorts and Mystique Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico; while NexusTours is a full-service destination management company offering affordably priced and reliable ground transportation, popular tours and excursions, as well as other travel management services.
Vision and Values
The success of the Sunwing Travel Group can be attributed to strong entrepreneurial leadership, passionate employees, great partnerships, and the delivery of an evolving product that represents value to our customers.
We are continuously researching, developing and innovating to position ourselves for the future. Organic growth and strategic acquisition has led to Sunwing Travel Group becoming the largest vertically integrated travel group in North America – well positioned to deliver a superior customer experience.
We are empowered to seize opportunities and respond quickly, gaining commercial advantage over competitors.
We focus efforts on productive, profitable, results-oriented activities, securing the future for loyal employees and their families.
2018: Recipient of Readers’ Choice Award from The Hamilton Spectator Sunwing Travel Group received The Hamilton Spectator’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award. This award recognizes the Hamilton community’s favourite businesses and/or professionals based on votes from community members.
2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017: Recipient of Consumer Choice Award - Aircraft Charter Services category, Sunwing Airlines & Sunwing Vacations For the last 4 consecutive years, Sunwing has been recognized for its outstanding service in the category of Aircraft Charter Services. Just this year, the tour operator received the award in St. John’s, Newfoundland, for the first time, and received the award in 2016 for the first time in Vancouver just months after earning the accolade for another consecutive year in Toronto. The Consumer Choice Award is presented to a very select group of business owners and entrepreneurs recognized by customers for their service and business excellence. Its logo is also considered the "seal of excellence" used to identify only those businesses that have been chosen as outstanding service providers.
2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017: Recipient of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies Award, PROFIT magazine Sunwing Travel Group was named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by PROFIT magazine for the last 13 years in a row.
2017: Financial Post FP500 Ranking Sunwing Travel Group has been included within Financial Post’s ranking of Canada’s top 500 earning corporations for the first time. The FP500 is an annual listing of the 500 largest corporations in Canada based on revenues from the previous year. Research and rankings are collected and distributed by FPInfomart, a division of CanWest Digital Media.
2017: Ranked among Canada’s 300 Best Employers by Forbes Results provided by Forbes and online statistics provider Statista, who surveyed over 8000 Canadian employees working for companies with at least 500 people to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 1-10. Those who took part in the survey were consulted anonymously through several online access panels.
2012 – 2016: TripAdvisor® Excellence Awards Multiple TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence awards have been granted to the Blue Diamond properties. Below is a list of this year's winning hotels for TripAdvisor®'s Certificate of Excellence:
- Royalton Hicacos (2014 & 2016)
- Royalton Punta Cana (2016)
- Royalton Riviera Cancun (2016)
- Memories Caribe (2013 & 2016)
- Memories Flamenco (2012, 2013, 2016)
- Memories Jibacoa (2016)
- Memories Splash Punta Cana (2015, 2016 & 2017 - TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Award among the Top Family Resorts in the Caribbean)
- CHIC Punta Cana (2016)
- Starfish Cuatro Palmas (2016)
2010 - 2012: World Travel Awards nomination, North America's Leading Low-Cost Airline Sunwing Airlines was the only Canadian operator in the charter/low-cost industry to be nominated at the World Travel Awards in the category "North America's Leading Low-Cost Airline."
2007: Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Ernst & Young Sunwing Travel Group received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for innovation and leadership in the hospitality field. The award recognizes, "sustained, successful, growing business ventures, entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture, innovation, personal integrity, strategic direction, market position and industry impact, and financial performance.”