St. Vincent and The Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA) is gearing up for a busy 2023 winter season, offering an update on flights and hotels for agents with clients looking to escape during the colder months.
Glen Beache, CEO for the SVGTA, said: “We are very excited and looking forward to welcoming our Canadian friends this winter with the commencement of Air Canada Rouge’s weekly direct flights starting this November. Canada is a very important market for our destination and the new service will contribute to the overall growth of Canadian Visitation.”
Air Canada will recommence a weekly non-stop scheduled service from Pearson International, Toronto to St. Vincent starting Nov. 4, 2022, and twice weekly starting Dec. 20, 2022 using their Boeing 737 MAX 8. These flights will be available through www.aircanada.com or through travel agents.
In terms of where to stay upon arrival, travellers have lots to choose from, depending on the type of trip they are craving, including one new addition:
- Beaches Resorts by Sandals scheduled to open December 2023 will sit on 50 lush acres and will be a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport. The resort will have an array of unique amenities and one, two and three-bedroom villas making it perfect for families and extended families of all sizes.
- The Holiday Inn Express at Diamond, minutes from Argyle International Airport, is under construction and expected to have 100 rooms once ready.
For anyone planning on visiting the destination, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has released updated COVID-19 protocols. Fully vaccinated travellers must arrive with proof of vaccination.
These travellers will not be retested during their stay, nor will they have to complete any mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Unvaccinated travellers must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 -PCR test done no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or negative SARS CoV-2 antigen test done 24 hours before arrival and will not need to quarantine. They may be retested on arrival.