Sonesta deal with Sunwing brings 800 tourists a week

POSTED: 08/24/11 5:48 PM

St. Maarten –Sonesta Resorts has partnered with Sunwing to introduce new vacation packages on November 6, 2011. Operating year-round, charter flights will fly from Toronto and Montreal to St. Maarten and feature all-inclusive stays at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.
“We are very excited to feature such a well-reputed Canadian operator,” says Armando Pizzuti, general manager of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. “This initiative will help increase Sint Maarten’s awareness amongst Canadian travelers, with potential to welcome an additional 800 guests per week.”
The new partnership originated from a conversation in May between Sonesta, the Tourist Office and Sunwing during Smart 2011, the island’s annual tourism conference. Both parties saw the opportunity to expand St. Maarten’s business in Canada.
Sunwing’s charter flights will offer a capacity of 200 seats. Four flights will depart per week during high season December to April, with two flights available per week from May to November. www.sunwing.ca
For pricing, travelers can check with their local Sunwing agent in Canada or online at www.sunwing.ca.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino lies beachfront in the oasis of Great Bay Harbor in Philipsburg, with 257 rooms and miles of white-sand beach near duty-free shops and restaurants. The 534-room Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino is known as Sint Maarten’s “destination within a destination”, featuring a Las Vegas-style casino, nightclub and several dining options.

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