Vacation Express Celebrates First Texas Gateway and Entrance Into the West

Exclusive, Non-stop Flights to Grand Bahama Island Began Memorial Day Weekend and Continues through August 2nd

May 29, 2015

ATLANTA, GA – Today, Vacation Express, one of the country’s largest tour operators, celebrates their inaugural flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO). This flight marks the beginning of exclusive, non-stop flights to Grand Bahama Island for travelers looking to experience downtown Freeport’s International Bazaar, with tax-free shopping and an array of local dining options. Travelers will also appreciate the crystal-clear water, which is the perfect playground for water sports of all kinds, from kayaking and scuba diving to boating, fishing and parasailing.

“The continued growth in international services offered at Bush Intercontinental is bringing options to the travelers in our region,” said Molly Waits, Houston Airport System Director of Air Service Development. “This new service by Vacation Express expands those options into the leisure travel market. We look forward to a successful launch of these flights and having Vacation Express as part of the family of air carriers at IAH.”

This is the first time that Vacation Express has offered exclusive, non-stop flights from Houston. After expanding successfully from the Southeast and Midwest while providing quality, affordable vacation packages for travelers from New York to Memphis,  the company has crossed the Mississippi to offer Houston their great service.

“We are extremely excited to be in Houston, offering travelers amazing vacation deals to a beautiful destination like Grand Bahama Island,” said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy. “With our success in past years, we are able to move our service further west and appreciate how Houston has embraced us this year.”

The non-stop flights launched with their first departure from Houston on May 24th, after which departure dates vary.  Passengers can book these 4-night vacation packages featuring non-stop flights, accommodations, local representative, and taxes starting at $499 pp.*, or go for an all-inclusive package where accomidations, all meals and unlimited drinks are included from $628 pp.* These and other exclusive deals can be found or by contacting their local travel agent.

The flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, part of Vacation Express’ parent company, Sunwing Travel Group, which offer passengers complimentary refreshments and their first checked luggage free. Travelers can also upgrade to Elite Plus for a nominal fee. This upgrade includes extra leg room, priority boarding  and additional checked bag allowance. 

About the Houston Airport System

Houston Airports served more than 53 million passengers in 2014. Houston’s three airports — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) — contribute more than $27.5 billion to the regional economy. IAH and HOU collectively provide nonstop flights to nearly 200 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit Get social with Houston Airports by following us on Twitter @IAH and @HobbyAirport.

About Vacation Express:

Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., is a tour operator specializing in great, affordable vacation packages to over 35 destinations with an emphasis to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica for over 25 years making it one of the country’s largest, and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express’ exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Aeromexico, Swift Air, LLC, Interjet, Xtra Airways and Volaris.  See operator / participant agreement for details.

Additional Notes: *Price reflects hotel that features European Plans and All-Inclusive Plans. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Advertised prices available for bookings made electronically or through your travel agent; small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2015 Brochure, or call 1.800.486.9777. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See operator/participant agreement for details. Flights operated by Sunwing Airlines. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.