Sunwing Expands Into the U.S.A.

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire -02/10/12)- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Sunwing Travel Group is proud to announce the next phase of its exciting growth strategy, with the 100% acquisition of United States based Vacation Express.

From their head office in Atlanta, Georgia, Vacation Express, one of the United States' leading wholesale Tour Operators, has sold vacation packages to American travellers for over 22 years. It markets vacation packages to destinations and resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, most of which are also served by Sunwing and Signature. Its holiday packages are sold by travel agencies across the USA, with departures available from all major cities. Although it has a national presence, Vacation Express' main strength continues to be in serving the south-eastern states and the mid-West, with its peak selling period being the Summer months, counter-seasonal to Canada.

"Vacation Express has a tremendous reputation for offering quality all inclusive vacations, and a highly regarded management team", commented Stephen Hunter, President & CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. "This is a tremendous opportunity for us to not only grow, but to do so in a way that delivers huge synergies for ourselves and our hotel partners".

About Sunwing Travel Group:

Sunwing Travel Group Inc., is Canada's leading vertically integrated leisure travel company. Over 1.3 million travellers per year, fly with Sunwing Airlines on vacations to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the USA arranged by tour operators Sunwing Vacations and Signature Vacations. Sunwing also operates a leading Canadian travel agency chain, a Destination Management company, and recently launched its own hotel company - Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts.

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Contact:

For all media inquiries please contact:
Sunwing Travel Group
Daryl McWilliams
VP Media Relations
dmcwilliams@sunwing.ca

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