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Sunwing Travel Group and Rex Resorts announce strategic alliance


CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 02, 2018: Sunwing Travel Group announced today that the Group’s hotel division would begin operating six of Rex Resorts’ Caribbean hotels as part of a newly formed strategic alliance, effective December 01, 2018. As part of this landmark agreement, Sunwing’s growing hotel division plans to make significant improvements to each of the resorts over the coming years.

“We are excited to be entering into this partnership which reflects our commitment to the CARICOM countries of the Lesser Antilles.” said Stephen Hunter, President & CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. He added, “We look forward to increasing tourism in Grenada, Tobago and Barbados as we have recently done in St. Lucia and Antigua.”

Alison Palin of Rex Resorts also welcomed the news, “This strategic alliance will enable us to rejuvenate and further enhance these popular resorts which are all situated in prime beach locations. Leveraging Sunwing’s distribution and scale will allow us to boost our occupancy and tighten our operational costs and ultimately position these properties to provide even more value to our guests. We look forward to the continued support of our valued employees, local suppliers and tour operators as we finalize this exciting and transformational agreement.”

The six Rex Resorts will be absorbed within two of the hotel division’s brands: the new luxury boutique hotel collection, Mystique Resorts and the popular mid-market chain, Starfish Resorts. Mystique Royal St. Lucia will be the second addition to the Mystique Resorts brand, with the first opening later this month in Holbox, Mexico. The Starfish Resorts brand will see five new additions: Starfish Discovery Bay Resort, Barbados; Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort, Antigua; Starfish St. Lucia Resort, St. Lucia; Starfish Grenada Resort, Grenada and Starfish Tobago Resort, Tobago.

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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, 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.

Sunwing Travel Group y Rex Resorts anuncian una alianza estratégica

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2018:Sunwing Travel Group anunció hoy que, a partir del 1.° de diciembre de 2018, la división de hoteles del Grupo comenzará a operar seis de los hoteles de Rex Resorts en el Caribe como parte de una alianza estratégica recientemente formada. En el marco de este acuerdo sin precedentes, la creciente división de hoteles de Sunwing planea realizar mejoras significativas en cada uno de los complejos turísticos en los próximos años.

“Nos entusiasma participar en esta asociación que refleja nuestro compromiso con los países de la Comunidad del Caribe (Caribbean Community, CARICOM) de las Antillas Menores”, mencionó Stephen Hunter, presidente y director ejecutivo de Sunwing Travel Group. “Esperamos aumentar el turismo en Granada, Tobago y Barbados como lo hemos hecho recientemente en Santa Lucía y Antigua”, agregó.

Alison Palin, de Rex Resorts, también recibió con agrado la noticia: “Esta alianza estratégica nos permitirá rejuvenecer y mejorar aún más estos populares complejos turísticos, todos ubicados en playas privilegiadas. Aprovechar la distribución y escala de Sunwing nos permitirá aumentar nuestra ocupación y ajustar nuestros costos operativos y, en última instancia, posicionar estas propiedades para brindar aún más valor a nuestros huéspedes. Esperamos contar con el apoyo continuo de nuestros valiosos empleados, proveedores locales y operadores turísticos mientras finalizamos este emocionante y transformador acuerdo”.

Los seis Rex Resorts se absorberán en dos de las marcas de la división de hoteles: la nueva colección de hoteles boutique de lujo, Mystique Resorts, y la popular cadena de mercado medio (mid-market), Starfish Resorts. Mystique Royal St. Lucia será la segunda incorporación a la marca Mystique Resorts, que se inaugurará posteriormente este mes en Holbox, México. La marca Starfish Resorts tendrá cinco nuevas incorporaciones: Starfish Discovery Bay Resort en Barbados; Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort en Antigua; Starfish St. Lucia Resort en Santa Lucía; Starfish Grenada Resort en Granada y Starfish Tobago Resort en Tobago.

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Acerca de Sunwing Travel Group
La compañía integrada de viajes más grande de América del Norte, Sunwing Travel Group, está compuesta por dos operadores turísticos de viajes de ocio líderes, Sunwing Vacations y Vacation Express; Sunwing Airlines, la principal aerolínea de viajes de ocio de Canadá; SunwingJets, un lujoso servicio de vuelos privados, junto con los negocios minoristas de viajes propios del Grupo, y Luxe Destination Weddings. Blue Diamond Resorts es la división de hoteles del Grupo, una organización innovadora que opera marcas populares de complejos turísticos, incluidos Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Resorts y Mystique Resorts en todo el Caribe y México; mientras que NexusTours es una compañía de gestión de destino de servicio completo que ofrece transporte terrestre, excursiones y visitas populares, así como otros servicios de gestión de viajes confiables a precios razonables.

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Vero Water® Expands In Caribbean And Latin America With Eco-friendly Solutions Partner, OneLink Global

Leading hotels & resorts in the region have made Vero Water a key feature in their total guest experience, eliminating the waste of millions of plastic-bottles, and significantly reducing their overall carbon footprint.

MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – VERO WATER®, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, today announced its rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in partnership with OneLink Global, a world-class distribution and service partner with unique experience and insight in the region. OneLink is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry. The exclusive distribution agreement expands Vero’s global footprint into regions where hotel and resorts dominate the landscape and are seeking an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water.

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“Recently major players in the hospitality industry both in the US and abroad have announced they have taken steps to eliminate plastic straws, which is a good start, but it’s not enough. By implementing a Vero Water program, hotels and resorts can eliminate plastic bottles which represent a massive threat to our environment on a global scale,” stated David Deshe, President of Vero Water. It is estimated that over 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, having a catastrophic effect on marine life. Deshe continued, “Just last week, an island of over 30 tons of plastic waste was found floating off the coast of Playa Montesinos near the capital of the Dominican Republic and some of it has since washed up onshore. This not only threatens the marine eco-system but is a major threat to local businesses who rely on tourists attracted to the pristine beaches at their resorts.”

Through the OneLink partnership, Vero Water has rapidly expanded in the region, establishing a presence in many of the leading hotel and resort operators such as Iberostar Hotels & Resorts who have made a corporate strategic commitment to “go green”, incorporating Vero Water into the total guest experience. Collectively, these clients have projected to reduce waste by over 4 million plastic bottles this year alone. “As experts in both the region and meeting the unique needs the hospitality industry through sustainable solutions, we are proud to be a part of eliminating plastic waste in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Gennaro Cirone President of OneLink Global.

Vero Water is committed to meeting the growing demands of consumers and the hospitality industry for sustainability. Vero enables clients to purify, chill and fill still and sparkling water on-site and on-demand, delivering a consistent signature taste, swiftly, profitably and sustainably. Transforming tap water results in a significant reduction in food miles and carbon footprint versus sourcing, bottling and transporting bottled water, often from various countries thousands of miles away from the end consumer. Bottle waste is minimized as the signature luxury VERO WATER bottles are reusable– sanitized and refilled on-premise.

Vero Water is a healthy lifestyle choice for Inspired Living. VERO WATER® is a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry and is served to over 40 million consumers a year in six countries and in the United States from coast-to-coast in over 40 states. Vero is an exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water for consumers, more sustainable for the environment, and a more profitable for the hospitality industry versus traditional bottled water brands. Vero’s proprietary purification and bottling process enables clients to purify, chill, fill and serve Vero still and sparkling water on-premise and on-demand. Served perfectly chilled from a luxury branded bottle with every pour, Vero’s signature taste is pure and crisp – noted by a distinctively luxurious mouthfeel and a light and refreshing finish. The exceptional taste and quality, combined with the unparalleled level of concierge service, has propelled Vero Water into many of the most acclaimed restaurants worldwide, firmly establishing it as the water brand proudly served by the most demanding and successful chefs, restaurateurs and owner operators in the hospitality industry.

IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is an integral part of GRUPO IBEROSTAR, one of the main Spanish tourist companies with over 60 years of experience, which currently has 100 hotels of 4 and 5 stars in 17 countries around the world. For more information, please visit:

About OneLink Global:
OneLink Global (OLG) was established with the aim of providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry, specifically targeting the needs and requirements of Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico and Latin America. OLG® are the exclusive distributors or authorized dealers for; EcoLogic Solutions®, an EPA Award winning Green Chemical Program. Vero Water®, allowing hospitality clients to serve exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water, be environmentally responsible, and lower operational costs, and  EcoBruner®, a safer, cleaner, greener product for your chafing dish needs.

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