Vacation Express Stretches Further West with the addition of Houston
Jan. 23, 2015

Vacation Express — one of the largest tour operators in the southeast — will bring a new nonstop seasonal service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island from May 24 to Aug. 2, 2015.

“The continued growth in international services offered at Bush Intercontinental is bringing fantastic 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.”

Grand Bahama Island exclusive nonstop flights, with four-night packages, are now available on These rolling flights on Sunwing Airlines will depart early morning and return late afternoon, allowing for maximum beach time. Each flight comes with Sunwing Airlines’ award winning “Champagne Service” and the option to upgrade to Elite Plus for extra leg room and an extra 44 pounds of free checked luggage for an additional fee — perfect for a quick, affordable escape.

"We are excited about adding flights from Houston; we know this will become a popular departure city for us as we have had requests from many passengers and travel agents who are generally looking for a great deal on a shorter getaway,” said Kevin Hernandez, Vice President of Sales and Digital Strategy at Vacation Express. “From luxury hotels and amazing all-inclusive resorts to budget friendly getaways, Grand Bahama Island offers everyone a piece of Caribbean paradise close to home at an affordable price."

With all of Vacation Express’ exclusive nonstop flights, you get your first bag checked free plus other exclusive amenities. In addition to exclusive non-stop vacation packages, Vacation Express also offers air and all-inclusive resort vacation packages from cities nationwide using most U.S. carriers.

The total deposit per person is as low as $100 per person for exclusive non-stop flights to $235 for scheduled flights. 

For information or bookings, visit or call 1-800-309-4717.

About Vacation Express
Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for 25 years and offers quality vacation packages to over 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Vacation Express prides itself on affordability, convenience, customer service and great vacation experiences. While most travelers book online, you may also reach the reservation center seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717. Exclusive charter flights operated by Sunwing Airlines. See operator/participant agreement for details.

About the Houston Airport System
Houston Airports served more than 53 million passengers in 2013. 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 more than 175 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit Get social with Houston Airports by following us on Twitter @IAH and @HobbyAirport.