Another B2C platform with the launch of Swoop Getaways

Another B2C platform with the launch of Swoop Getaways

CALGARY — In keeping with its mostly direct-to-consumer strategy, ultra-low cost carrier Swoop has teamed up with Expedia for hotel bookings through a new platform called Swoop Getaways.

Swoop flies to 17 destinations throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. The ULCC says that through Expedia Group passengers can choose from thousands of accommodations when planning their vacations at FlySwoop.com.

Savings average 15% off their hotel price for passengers who book flights as part of the same trip, says Swoop.

There are plans to grow Swoop’s current fleet and add new routes, says Swoop’s President, Steven Greenway.

“We are always looking for ways to optimize our travellers’ experience, from start to finish. By partnering with Expedia Group, we are making it easier for our valued travellers to customize their vacations at a price-point that works for their lifestyle. This not only benefits our travellers, it paves the way for expanding the offerings Swoop can provide,” says Greenway.

Air-only bookings for all Swoop flights can also be made directly on Expedia.ca or Swoop’s website.

Shelby Reed, Regional Vice President, North America, Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) brand, Expedia Group says: “As the B2B partnership brand of Expedia Group, we are proud to be fueling Swoop’s growth through our Expedia for Partners template solution. Our collaboration enables Swoop to offer both flights and hotels, with competitive package rates, for the first time through its own booking engine.

“Our mission at EPS is to help our travel partners unlock the best possible booking experience for their travellers. … We look forward to working closely with Swoop as it continues to solidify its position as a competitive ultra-low-cost airline.”

Adding a resort booking component was inevitable especially when Swoop announced back in Sept. 2018 that it was expanding its network with sun destinations.

The ultra low-cost carrier hit turbulence in summer 2019 when a string of flight cancellations generated negative headlines in the consumer media.