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Travel Update: 8 Guests Max: Getting Around Smartly this Fall 2020

May 4, 2020:

STORY Land & Sea continues to book tours and adventures this fall 2020, and into 2021 and 2022, and we are 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 our focus on the health and safety of our Guests and Staff, STORY along with foreign governments are working with smart social distancing guidelines both on trains and our 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 other tour operators.

For STORY branded tour departures in September through November 2020, we will feature a maximum of eight (8) 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; additional tactics may be employed as the travel landscape continues to change.

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). 

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.

Thank you again for choosing to travel with STORY Land & Sea. We look forward to #StartYourSTORY soon!

We're here for any of your questions!

—  Mark Story
Founder + CEO

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Travel Policy Update

April 15, 2020 (Updated May 1, 2020):

STORY Land & Sea continues to book tours and adventures this fall 2020, and into 2021 and 2022, and we are as committed as ever to providing our guests with life-changing experiences throughout our network of destinations. Since 1993, we have successfully navigated events ranging from the attacks on 9/11, to economic downturns, and we are committed to seeing us all through our current challenge.

Please carefully read the following Travel Policy Update and let us know of any questions or changes you require.

Please email STORY for any inquiries at this time. If you are scheduled to travel with STORY or SAVVY between now and July 14, 2020, STORY or your Travel Advisor will be contacting you to discuss your options. We are processing each trip in chronological order, and updating statuses as we are able to based on our contracts with hoteliers in the various destinations. Many of our partners and hoteliers are communicating an intent to be open and operating within a few weeks to a couple of months. We greatly appreciate your patience while we work through this unprecedented time.

If you are scheduled to travel with STORY on July 15, 2020 and beyond:

Presently, we have relaxed our Trip Change Policy for our tours and trips scheduled for July 15, 2020 and beyond. You may make any changes without penalties or fees up to 45 days prior to trip departure date. And if you like, you can now reschedule your STORY tour to a later date at the original 2020 price, with no price increase and no penalties applied when you reschedule to a 2021 or 2022 departure. If you are not able to select a departure date at this time or desire to wait a bit longer, you can enjoy a Future Trip Credit voucher that can be used on your tour through December 31, 2022. We continue to monitor all government information sources and will continue to update our booked STORY Guests with any tour statuses. Make note, any air bookings through STORY Air are a separate arrangement. Please contact BookAIR@STORYlandsea.com for information on your booking.

Thank you again for choosing to travel with STORY Land & Sea or SAVVY Adventures. Despite our present challenges, we know "this too shall pass" and we all will be able to #StartYourSTORY again soon!

We're here for any of your questions!

—  Mark Story