VICTORIA, B.C. — Accent Inns is offering complimentary accommodation at its Vancouver Airport Hotel location to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) travellers from the Muslim-majority countries affected by U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, it was announced Jan. 31.
“We at Accent Inns are saddened by any sort of discrimination,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns, in a release. “We want to take a stand for what’s right and help anyone who might be affected in our community. Accent Inns welcomes diversity always.”
Starting Jan. 31 and continuing for the 90 days that the travel ban is in place, Accent Inns will offer complimentary accommodation for up to three nights to travellers who have been stranded due to the travel ban. Upon check-in, travellers must show the YVR airline ticket they were not able to use and a passport from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Accent Inn’s Vancouver Airport Hotel offers free 24-hour shuttle service to Vancouver International Airport. Any stranded travellers can use the courtesy phone located in the baggage area of YVR to contact the hotel’s front desk for assistance.
At the time of writing, the U.S. travel ban was in a state of flux.