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Swoop offering MoBay this winter with all-inclusive packages

TORONTO — Swoop is now offering ‘Trustred Travel Getaways’, a limited offering of vacation packages to Montego Bay with departures from Toronto starting Dec. 19.

Swoop’s packages are in partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts, with accommodation at the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay All-Inclusive.

Free access to mandatory pre-travel COVID-19 testing will ensure that all passengers onboard a departing Trusted Travel Getaway flight have proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

“We’ve heard from many Canadians who are eager to get away this winter but want to do so responsibly,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial, Swoop.

“Swoop and IHG Hotels & Resorts have a shared focus on thorough health and hygiene protocols. We believe that the inclusion of free COVID-19 insurance along with the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding will ensure that sun-seeking Ontarians can travel confidently from Toronto Pearson,” he added.

He says Swoop has arranged for a leading Canadian laboratory service provider to administer the required pre-testing at no additional cost to the traveller.

“While testing is currently not a requirement for Canadians to enter Jamaica, we look forward to offering this additional screening measure to provide enhanced peace of mind for our travellers,” said van der Stege.

Flights will operate from Toronto to Montego Bay on Dec. 19, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, with package prices starting at $1,450 per person, including roundtrip flights, seven nights all-inclusive accommodation at the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay All-Inclusive, hotel ground transfers, and Swoop’s free TuGo Travel Insurance COVID-19 coverage.

The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay All-Inclusive is located in one of Jamaica’s Resilient Corridors, which were created to manage movement and require all operating hotels to conform to a rigorous set of COVID-19 protocols, approved by the WTTC.

Swoop notes that as per current regulations, travellers returning home must complete the ArriveCAN entry requirements and follow the Government of Canada’s mandated 14-day quarantine, regardless of the results of their pre-departure COVID-19 test.