Travel Update: Getting Around Smartly with STORY's Small Approach
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 while maintaining smat health and safety guidelines. With the advent of summer upon us, we are encouraged to see the European Union starting to re-open to international travelers. We are also very encouraged in the news reporting on the 'warp speed' initiative concerning vaccines — truly amazing progress is being made in such a short amount of time. It's encouraging but we all know we have to take one day at a time, and continue to travel smartly which means until vaccines are available certain demographics should deeply consider their traveling options.
Smart Travel: Health & Safety on STORY Adventures
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 practice 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 (including modifying the maximum number of guests).
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). Should the destination government(s) change their guidance STORY will adjust maximum group numbers as well, never exceeding sixteen guests of course.
All STORY guests are responsible for their own health and agree to follow the guidance of the STORY Tour Captain and Field Staff while adhering to safety protocols.
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.
Rescheduling Your Trip
Because of the travel restrictions the majority of our guests have chosed to reschedule to a later date. As this situation is entirely out of the control of STORY, we are encouraged that our guests are still excited about traveling even though it may be for 2021.
Thank you again for choosing to travel with STORY Land & Sea. We look forward to #StartYourSTORY soon!
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