Major airlines offering discounts on flights out of fire-stricken B.C. Interior
Airbnb hosts offering free accommodations to displaced residents
Canada's two biggest airlines are offering discounts on flights out of the B.C. Interior due to the ongoing wildfires situation.
Both WestJet and Air Canada unveiled the offers on Sunday after a series of wildfires broke out across the region, forcing thousands to flee their homes over the weekend.
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WestJet is offering a 50 percent discount on flights booked by July 19, for travel up to July 25 from Prince George to other Canadian locations.
The airline is also waiving their fee for changes or cancellations for flights in and out of Prince George, booked on or before July 9, and travelling between July 9 and July 25.
Discount code WBYFWWN - Save 50% off base fare (Prince George to Canada) Book by 7/19/17. Fly to 7/25/17 <a href="https://t.co/7d1BAIBiu4">https://t.co/7d1BAIBiu4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcwildfire?src=hash">#bcwildfire</a>—@WestJet
Air Canada is offering a 25 percent discount on flights between now and July 22 from Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George, and Williams Lake to any destination in North America.
In addition, Air Canada says anyone flying to, from, or via the affected areas between now and July 22 can make changes free of charge.
Airbnb is also waiving fees for some hosts who are offering free accommodations between July 8 and July 31 for those affected by the B.C. wildfires.
There are currently 21 listings for rooms or homes in various locations, including the Thompson-Nicola region, Central Okanagan and South Coast.
In order for the fees to be waived, users must follow the rental steps and will be prompted by a message asking if the user has been displaced by British Columbia's wildfires.
People who are interested in offering their home for free to people displaced by the fires, or volunteers and emergency workers can list their place on the home-sharing website.
Our disaster response tool is now live to help those impacted by the wildfires in the BC Interior. More details: <a href="https://t.co/boRj4PUz9x">https://t.co/boRj4PUz9x</a>—@AirbnbHelp