TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunwing Travel Group is honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 (formally known as PROFIT 500) for a 14th consecutive year. Published in Maclean’s magazine, on Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com, Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses by five year revenue growth. Sunwing Travel Group is the only vertically integrated travel company on the list.

The company operates a leisure charter airline with a modern fleet of 40 planes including two new Boeing 737 MAX 8, a luxury charter service with access to private jets, two major North American tour operators, two renowned travel retailers, a hotel division with a portfolio exceeding 15,500 rooms, a vacation club and a destination management company.   

“We are honoured to receive this accolade once again,” said Stephen Hunter, President and CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “Much of our growth can be attributed to the innovation of our products and services, the value we’ve been able to create for our customers through vertical integration and the entrepreneurial, forward thinking nature of our employees.”

In 2018, the airline expanded their fleet with the introduction of new environmentally-friendly Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The tour operator continues to increase its capacity offering Canadians access to over 45 of the most popular vacation destinations from 33 airports located across the country and the widest selection of TripAdvisor® top-rated resorts. The hotel division continues to expand with the addition of the Planet Hollywood lifestyle hotel brand and Mystique Resorts boutique brand into a product portfolio that will represent 45 properties across ten countries by the end of the year. The award-winning destination management company, NexusTours, has grown exponentially in the past several years to provide over 4,000 experiences for vacationers across our destinations.

With over 18,000 employees internationally, the company has received many accolades including a position on Forbes Best Employers list in 2017, a place on the Financial Post’s FP500 list, Awards of Excellence from TripAdvisor® and consecutive wins of the Consumer’s Choice Award for top leisure airline in key regions across the country.

For more information, visit www.sunwingtravelgroup.com.  

About Sunwing Travel Group

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing Travel Group is comprised of two leading leisure tour operators, Sunwing Vacations and Vacation Express; Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline; SunwingJets, a luxury private jet charter service; together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses, SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts is the Group’s hotel division, an innovative organization that operates popular resort brands including Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts™, Royalton Luxury Resorts™, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts™, Memories Resorts & Spa™, Starfish 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.

About the Growth 500

For 30 years, the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies has been Canada’s most respected and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca. About Canadian Business

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

 For media inquiries please contact:

Rachel Goldrick
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Sunwing Travel Group
1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca    

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