Being a resident of the Atlantic Canada bubble is about to have an advantage over the rest of the country. A Halifax travel agency is offering a two-week trip to Cuba, exclusively to Atlantic Canadians.
As I'm sure you already know, travelling has been no easy task these days, but thanks to Halifax's, Absolute Travel, it may be possible for those who live in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland to unwind somewhere other than their own homes.
The travel agency revealed October 28 that they will be chartering two Air Canada flights, one in February and one in March, to Cayo Coco.
"People are really anxious about getting out," the company's co-owner, Fred Mack said, adding: "It’s amazing."
Mack revealed that already 75 of the 146 available seats have been sold for one of the two vacation packages.
The hotel that the travellers will be staying at in Cayo Coco is reserved entirely for Atlantic Canadians, to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Travellers are also being asked to remain in the Atlantic region for 21 days before their flight, and quarantine for 14 days when they return to Canada.
Mack said that Halifax airport officials told him they're "looking forward" to the flights, and "it gives them an incentive to push the federal government into trying to get possible rapid testing into Halifax, trying to open up the market."