It’s fair to say that most Canadians have a love-hate relationship with winter. By now, we can’t help but dream of tropical destinations with palm trees and cocktails served in coconuts.
But it’s not just us. Blue Monday falls on January 20, and it’s widely considered the gloomiest day of the year due to a combination of a lack of sunlight and failing new year’s resolutions (whoops).
This means you can save up to 35% on vacation packages to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.
Wondering why you should book a vacation now? Well, a recent national survey conducted by Sunwing discovered that 95% of Canadians believe that vacations positively impact their wellbeing. And almost all millennial respondents (98%) agree that taking a vacation has a positive impact on their life.
Three-quarters of people (75%) say their mood improves or they experience a happiness boost once they book their vacation — creating what Sunwing calls a ‘holiday halo effect.’
Heading somewhere sunny to soak up a much-needed dose of vitamin D is arguably the best way to alleviate those winter blues, and according to eight in 10 Canadians, it matters where they vacation.
Over 80% of Canadians agreed that a tropical vacation makes the season go by faster for them. Of course, the majority of survey respondents agreed that they wish they could stay on vacation longer than they do!
Canadians want to make memories on their vacations, and Sunwing discovered that if money was no object for those surveyed (especially millennials), they would rather spend their money on experiences like thrilling excursions as opposed to luxury VIP extras. Maybe we’re not as boujee as we thought!
Ready to escape the Canadian winter? You can get a sneak peek of what your vacation could look like when you swing by the Sunwing Blue Monday Pop-up taking place at Pacific Centre TODAY, January 20.
Sunwing is partnering with Huatulco to bring a dose of sunshine into the heart of the city. You’ll have opportunities to win vacations, travel vouchers valued at up to $200, and fun swag.
There’s also going to be free massages under heat lamps (yes!), free hot chocolate and churros in the morning, free tropical drinks (courtesy of Jarritos) with guac and chips in the afternoon, and live music performances throughout the day.
Get ready to shake off those winter blues by booking a vacation at the Sunwing Blue Monday Pop-up or online at sunwing.ca.
P.S. Don’t forget to enter Sunwing’s Winter Blues Vacation Buster Giveaway here for the chance to win the vacation of your dreams.
When: Monday, January 20 (TODAY!)
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Pacific Centre — 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver