This could be the most effective cure for mid-winter blues

Jan 17 2019, 8:00 pm

If you’re slowly starting to feel less enthusiastic and less optimistic about the new year, or you find yourself getting cranky for no reason at all, you’re not alone.

And there’s a reason for this: Blue Monday. It’s a real thing, and it’s also known as the hardest day of the year to get through. Stuck in the middle of winter with summer months away, it can really get you worked up.

It doesn’t help that we’re dealing with cold, rainy days. So if you need to break yourself out of your wintertime blues, a vacation could be just what you need. And we have facts to back it up!

Sunwing conducted a survey of travellers across the country to find out just what makes Canadian travellers vacation better and have happier travel experiences. Here’s what they learned:


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75% of Canadian travellers undergo a spike in excitement about upcoming vacations the instant they book

This proves the holiday halo effect starts long before you even get to the airport. Just the act of planning a vacation can improve your mindset for the better!

VIP extras such as spa appointments or private dinners are the lowest vacation splurge amongst Canadians (31%)

Canadians are far more likely to choose to make memories over massages, with the positive after-effects of a vacation lasting long after returning home. Here’s to making the best holiday memories in the sun!

52% of Canadians choose to prioritize the length of their stay, opting to stay south as long as possible

Escaping from the winter surely seems like the main priority for us Canadians!

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This upcoming Blue Monday, Sunwing (in partnership with the Dominican Republic Tourist Board) is bringing the sun to you with a 30-foot vacation dome pop-up at Vancouver’s waterfront. Featuring real palm trees, heating lamps, lounge chairs and music for the ultimate vacation experience, get happy and escape to a tropical paradise — all without having to leave the city.

You will have the opportunity to win travel vouchers valued up to $200 from Sunwing, and if you’re lucky, you can even win a seven day, all-inclusive vacation for two to the Dominican Republic — all you have to do is enter the contest on-site or online.

You can also take advantage of Sunwing’s Blue Monday Buster Sale until Friday and book your next vacation — where you can save up to 40 per cent on all-inclusive vacations!

If you want to find out more about Sunwing’s vacation packages or to book your next vacation, visit Sunwing’s website.

Sunwing Blue Monday Buster

When: January 21, 2019

Where: Impark Lot 531 — Waterfront Station 9 on West Cordova Street

Time: 7 am till 7 pm

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