Travel for Free

Sunwing’s Signature Vacations is the exclusive Canadian wholesaler for the 35 RIU Hotels & Resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America region. It is also the top worldwide seller of those properties. It’s clearly a partnership that works. RIU has been sourcing from the Canadian market for 20 years, but sales have skyrocketed by 40% since the exclusive deal was signed last year.

RiuNegril pool


Do you want to go on a free vacation? Do you want to travel with a group of your friends or family on a vacation to an amazing Caribbean Destination and have your stay at the Resort and the Airfare to get there, cost you nothing? It is completely possible; just let me explain how it works.

Right now one of my supplier’s, Signature Vacations is working with the RIU resorts in the Caribbean to increase their exposure of their resorts and the number of people coming to their establishments and so they are offering a promotion for Group departures. Not every RIU is participating, but most are.

Just remember that we can find, group rates for any resort you may be interested in going to, not just the Riu brand, and the prices will be better than what is published.

WHO is elegible:

For this promotion, Group travel is considered a Group of 11 or more adults


Different consolidators or Travel Partners run promotions all the time. We would have to check availability based on the dates you want to travel.


Aruba: Riu Palace

Bahamas: Riu Palace Paradise Island

Costa Rica: Riu Guanacaste, Riu Palace Costa Rica

Cuba: Riu Playa Turquesa or Riu Varadero

Jamaica: Riu Montego Bay or Riu Ocho Rios

Dominican Republic: Riu Bachata, Riu Merengue, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa, Riu Palace Punta Cana

Mexico: Riu Cancun, Riu Caribe, Riu Palace Las Americas, Riu Palace Peninsula, Liu Lupita,Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya,Riu Santa Fe, Riu Emerald Bay, Riu Jalisco, Riu Palace Pacifico, Riu Vallarta

WHAT is included for your Group:

Dedicated group check in at the airport in Canada

Complimentary group seating together on Sunwing Airlines on both flights

Additional excess baggage allowance is included of 20kg more per person

Private transfer to the resort and back to the airport, instead of the shared buses

Welcome cocktail for your group

Private group check in, so you aren’t in the lobby desks with the other guests

A Signature Concierge is assigned to your Group for the duration of your stay

Your group will get up to 20% certain popular excursions

Your rooms will be located together or in the same area of the resort

You will have a Group dinner reservation

HOW it works:

You take a look at the different resorts and decide on the destination and the dates that you want to travel. Then you e-mail me so I can set up a Group rate for that resort.

Because you have taken the time and effort to contact your friends and family and tell them about this travel opportunity, Signature Vacations wants to reward you.

The 11th adult in your group TRAVELS FOR FREE! The only thing they would be responsible to pay, is the taxes on the trip. PLUS, Riu will give you a complimentary room upgrade, as the Group leader!

If you have a large group in mind, then the same policy of every 11th adult travelling for free applies; so 22 people going? Two of them are paid for. 33 people going? 3 for free. 44 people in your group? 4 free for sure!

There “may” be some restrictions about legal age requirements for travel at certain locations, but that information is provided in the detail section of each resort. For instance, sometimes there is a requirement that a Group include at least one person over the age of 21, if the majority of guests are between 18 and 21, especially for travel during reading weeks at March break time.

And the best thing is? I take care of all the details, the taking the information and the deposit and payment information. All YOU do is give them my phone number after you invite them to join your Group!


A non–refundable deposit of $150.00 per passenger is due to me as the Travel Agent, at time of booking.  The balance is due at our office 45 days prior to departure. If you book within 45 days prior to departure, full payment is due immediately.

Cancellations must be in writing and has penalties associated with it:

45 days or more prior to departure – loss of the $150.00 per person deposit

44 – 21 days prior to departure – loss of 50% of net rates per passenger

20 – 0 days prior to departure – loss of 100% of total price per passenger

E-Documents: will be released 28 days prior to departure and that is when you can log in online to view everything.


To view resorts and dates of travel you might be interested in, you can log into my web site:

To contact me directly:



Phone: 905-509-0090




About travelonlywithjodi

As a Canadian living in a country of such great diversity, the experience of vacationing throughout the world brings you a deep appreciation for the beautiful world around us as well. Spending money on travel is like investing in your soul. Be inspired. TravelOnly with Jodi.
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