Sunwing is the latest addition of a Canadian channel to our catalogue of strategic connectivity for destinations in the Caribbean.  The airline (which also sells vacation packages, including direct booking hotels) has just introduced Covid-19 coverage for much of its offering, which it hopes will encourage its customers to take up travel again. Sunwing’s president of tour operation, Andrew Dawson, notes that “Canadians are patiently enduring the pandemic, staying indoors, maintaining social distance and making changes in their lives. As travel begins to resume, Sunwing wants to ensure that Canadians can travel responsibly. Our new complimentary Covid-19 Coverage will help you return to the tropics. This is an additional layer to our existing Safe with Sunwing commitment, which includes new health and safety measures to provide customers with peace of mind throughout their holiday trip”. Initiatives of this type are precisely what the tourism industry is looking forward to at the next edition of the Tianguis, the first to be held in a completely virtual format due to the health situation, and where the Dingus team will be holding various online meetings with Caribbean hoteliers, both clients and new opportunities.

Sunwing is the newest operator in our connectivity offering, and an important Canadian distribution channel for destinations such as Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The company says it is proud of its “innovative, creative and forward-looking management team, which has helped us pioneer new products, concepts and ideas” and it has won the Consumer Choice Award for its five consecutive years of operations in Toronto, among other awards.

Technology, strategic information and the best partners

In addition to being able to present the most effective and varied set of connectivities, essential for the objective of diversifying the supply for which many hotels are betting on the process of reactivating demand, the Dingus MX team will bring to this year’s Tianguis the new developments, evolutions and improvements of our technology for tourism marketing and distribution. But also the DataHotel DINGUS® proposal with which during the whole pandemic we are sharing with our clients indicators of reservations, cancellations and confirmations of the connected hotels. In this way, each one has essential information for decision making and strategy planning in their business.

The business community of Latin America and the Caribbean has focused on technology, and this week’s tourism fair, in statements published in El Heraldo de México, called for “auxiliary measures ranging from incentives for the arrival of investment, comprehensive travel plans, access to financing, resources for promotional campaigns and greater use of technology”, among others. The companies expect to hear proposals designed for recovery in Tianguis.