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STORY Land & Sea®
8100 S Quebec Street, Floor 2, B-206
Centennial, CO 80112 United States of America
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For Immediate Release
For more information contact:

Anne-Marie Rogers
Phone: 1 (877) 865-6711

UPDATE JUNE 18, 2020: We can now operate tours with 10 guests maximum this fall in Italy and other destinations. This could be revised, but as we have eariler stated we will adapt to what the local governments tell us.

PRESS RELEASE:  May 7, 2020

Upscale, Denver-based international tour operator, STORY Land & Sea®, known for its industry-leading early adoption of ‘small group touring,’ announced Monday that its entire collection of tours for the 2020 Fall Season will feature a maximum of eight (8) guests.  

“For STORY branded tour departures in September through November 2020, we will feature a maximum of eight guests in our tour groups while also practicing protective tactics while traveling on trains or vehicles as well as in areas where larger crowds may be evident,” reported Founder and CEO Mark Story. He added, “This will be in harmony with anticipated travel enhancements from the Italian government (as well as other destinations). And further tactics may be employed as the travel landscape continues to change, but ultimately the health of our guests and staff is of first importance.” 

The announcement continues, “While onboard our vehicles, all STORY Guests will be asked to wear protective face masks. Additionally, in any confined areas or spaces where there are crowds, protective face masks will be advised. Please know, we will sanitize our vehicles including: onboard hand-rails, seats/seat backs and tops, and will perform a complete sanitization of the vehicle prior to boarding and each time our group re-boards each day (eg., a cleaning will take place while on a sightseeing excursion and before STORY Guests return to the vehicle).” 

Story also reports, “We have begun to again book tours for this fall (2020), and into 2021 and even 2022, and we’re very grateful for this resumption of business. We’re as committed as ever to providing our guests with life-changing experiences throughout our network of destinations.”

Smart Travel: Health & Safety on STORY Adventures with Maximum of 8 Guests
Keeping the focus on the health and safety of Guests and Staff, STORY along with government tourism agencies, such as Italy’s ENIT, are working together to develop smart social distancing guidelines both while on trains and STORY’s private vehicles. “The good news is, on a STORY adventure your total time onboard a vehicle is very short compared to the entire length of the tour and definitely when compared to other tour operators,” said Story. 

What About Travel in 2021 and 2022?
STORY will continue to review the travel environment throughout the world and make adjustments for 2021 and 2022 as necessary. For now, the above changes are set for travel through the end of 2020.


About STORY Land & Sea® and Mark Story

Our Founder and CEO, Mark Story, began his quest for the perfect travel experience in college with his travels to Australia. It wasn't too long after that he began creating unique and high-end travel experiences to all points on the globe. His company was called QueensLander.

QueensLander became STORY Land & Sea® with a rebranding in 2015. The family-owned tour company is based in Colorado in the USA and has an office in Bergamo, Italy. Story is all about providing distinctive, small group tours throughout Italy and the world. Our branded tours feature our True Small Group® tour experience with no more than 16 travelers (and in the Fall of 2020, STORY will feature a maximum of 8 travelers on all tour departures as part of their Smart Travel initiative. This is our most popular method of touring and we're proud to be recognized by travel expert Arthur Frommer for our small-group touring approach. Mr. Frommer describes our small group tours as "the perfect way to see Italy." See more at