Covid 19 Safety Protocols – Updated 15 April, 2022
BenefacTours’ vendors comply with World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Protocols to adhere to Covid 19 safety. Travellers are assured that hotels, restaurants, and transport providers have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Safe Travels Protocols.
Example of a few of our vendors’ Covid policies
Akorn DMC – For new bookings made with Akorn DMCs beginning January 1, 2022 for travel through December 31, 2022, guests may change or cancel the booking up to 30 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason at home or in their travel destination.
And Beyond – &BEYOND is committed to monitoring and amending our approach to travel during these uncertain times by providing guests with both flexibility and security during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Annexure replaces any previous releases and is applicable from 01 August 2021 and remains in place until such time as the restrictions impacting outbound travel from guests home country and/ or inbound travel to the destinations in their respective itineraries (in particular those countries where &BEYOND operates) and / or restrictions on operations as a result of government lockdowns are lifted. Once these conditions are lifted, any booking yet to travel or made under the auspices of this Annexure are subject to &BEYOND‘s standard terms and conditions.
And Beyond Travel in times of uncertainty
Explore – We’ll offer you a refund if your trip is cancelled. Transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure. Cash refund if you’re required to self-isolate prior to travel due to a positive COVID-19 test or trace alert (such as the NHS track and trace) and are therefore unable to travel.
Exodus Travels – We are dedicated to creating incredible adventures, that are run responsibly, so as the world reopens, our guests can continue to book and travel with confidence. We will refund you if we have to cancel the trip for any reason. Transfer your trip free of charge up to 21 days before departure.* https://www.exodustravels.com/ca/your-stress-free-travel-experience
G Adventures – We are thrilled to have run over 3,000 tours since restarting tour operations! As we continue to see more destinations open up to travellers, we have been able to run select tours in these destinations. However, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend some of our G Adventures and National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures tours through to the end of May based on the current situations in those specific destinations, along with some operational challenges. The safety and security of our travellers, along with that of our staff and partners, continues to be our top priority, and this is a precautionary measure to continue to protect our travel community at this time. We will continue to reevaluate all of our tours going forward, doing the utmost to find ways to run them. Please know how eager we are to be able to share our big, beautiful world again. Updated march 23, 2022.
Goway Travel – book with confidence at a time when they’re ready, such as our updated Flexible Deposit policy, info on Travel Insurance including a Cancel-For-Any-Reason option, and information on our long-term membership and financial involvement in travel consumer protection commitments such as USTOA which requires a US$1million pledge to protect travellers and travel agents. https://www.goway.com/goway-travel/our-policies/
Intrepid Travel – We require all travellers and tour leaders to be fully vaccinated, and we also follow recommendations from the World Health Organization and the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols. All our itineraries undergo a comprehensive risk assessment and audit and our leaders and operators complete ongoing COVID-19 health and safety training and adhere to COVID-19 standards. In addition, the hotels, transport providers and other suppliers that we use must meet enhanced COVID-19 standards.
Trafalgar – The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. As part of this commitment, all guests traveling with Trafalgar through at least December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. You’re free to change or postpone your Trafalgar holiday. Last updated 4 January, 2022.
Please feel free to contact BenefacTours if you have any questions about these policies or safety protocols in general.