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23 Jul 2014 - Sunwing offers new flights and vacation packages from Winnipeg to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico


Sunwing offers new flights and vacation packages from Winnipeg to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

TORONTO – July 23, 2014

This winter, Sunwing Vacations will offer new flights from Winnipeg to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, allowing travellers to easily explore this picturesque destination. The direct flights from Winnipeg to Ixtapa will operate weekly on Thursdays from December 11, 2014 until April 2, 2015. With Sunwing’s wide selection of Ixtapa vacation packages for families, couples, wedding groups, and more, travellers can choose the resort tailored to their unique needs.

The Azul Ixtapa Resort, part of Sunwing’s exclusive Family Collection™, is a beachfront oasis that features many family-friendly perks such as “Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free” deals, spacious rooms for families, a supervised kids clubs, and more. This Sunwing Smile Resort™ offers a theme park for kids with engaging programs for all ages, interactive games, and a separate kids pool. Guests who like to stay active during their vacation can take advantage of the resort’s eco gym, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini golf, and non-motorized water sports, such as sailing and kayaking. Complete with top notch amenities, an array of activities, and fun evening entertainment, this hotel is a great option for the whole family.

Travellers can also retreat to the all inclusive Barcelo Ixtapa Beach. Situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico right on Palmar Beach, Barcelo Ixtapa Beach is a long-time favourite among Canadians. Featuring 3 pools, including a kids pool, a supervised kids club, delicious dining options, and plenty of daily activities, this resort offers something for everyone.

Sunwing currently offers direct flights to Ixtapa from several Canadian gateways, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, and Edmonton. By introducing new flights from Winnipeg, the tour operator continues to expand its Ixtapa program making it even easier for Canadians to visit this natural paradise. A one-week, all inclusive vacation to Azul Ixtapa Resort starts from just $1,285 + $385 taxes per person, based on double occupancy, departing from Winnipeg on January 8, 2015.

For more information, or to book your Ixtapa vacation, visit or contact your local travel agent.

All Sunwing Vacations packages include Sunwing Airlines’ award-winning champagne service, which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first-run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing’s Elite Plus Service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.