Since Vancouver has seen its longest run of wet weather in over 50 years, a trip somewhere toasty might seem particularly appealing. However, vacation packages can often cost a pretty penny during peak travel season.
With this in mind, Swoop, WestJet's discount carrier, is offering a number of vacation packages down south at a steal. Not only are the flights notably less expensive than the competition, but the carrier's flight and hotel packages - called "Getaways" - offer additional savings on your hotel stay, too.
For example, return flights to Las Vegas from Abbotsford departing Sunday, Mar. 1 and returning on Thursday, Mar. 5 come to $246.53 including all taxes and fees. In comparinson, the total cost for four nights in a hotel with direct flights on the same dates, including all taxes and fees, comes to $572.84 CAD for two people; the total per person cost comes to $286 CAD including all taxes and fees. In other words, each person only pays an additional $39.47 CAD for the accommodation.
The City of Sin is famous for epic pool and rooftop parties, massive casinos, phenomenal shopping, trendy eats and vibrant entertainment. And, since it is short distance away from Vancouver, it makes the perfect location for a fun getaway.
Since Swoop flies out of Abbotsford, Vancouverites have to make a trip into the Fraser Valley in order to catch their flights. As a result, many locals skip the low-cost option because they don’t want to spend the extra time or money getting to the airport.
For those who are looking to save, but don’t want to spend big bucks on a cab or leaving their car at the airport, there is an alternative: Reliable Bus. Find out more information about the cost-effective transit option here.
Discover Las Vegas
While it can be fun to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip after nightfall, there are still a number of fun things to do during the day. For example, there are a plethora of fun pool parties to attend, as well as places to shop, dine, and enjoy beverages.
In addition, Las Vegas offers some of the best entertainment in the world every night of the week. Whether you are looking to see a musical, a magic show, a band, or a DJ, Vegas has it all. The city also offers a number of fun things to try just outside of the strip that include everything from the Grand Canyon to Old Las Vegas to ghost towns.
Note: While the low-cost carrier is an extremely affordable alternative, it is worthwhile to note that there are a number of additional costs. For one, luggage will cost extra, as will selecting your own seat or even speaking to an operator. As such, it is worthwhile to factor in what you need to bring, or if you want to sit in a particular spot.
You can book your travel with Swoop here.