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The wellbeing and vacation enjoyment of our guests is the paramount priority. All of our brands remain active with high hygiene standards, and the additional preventative on-trip protocol implemented and will continue to follow advice from government advisories and remains in touch with all our on the ground suppliers. 

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For all bookings that included tickets to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, please click here for details 

For all bookings that included tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo, please click here for details 

BRENDAN VACATIONS

Coronavirus Travel Alert

Updated May 20, 2020

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by this unprecedented, ongoing global crisis and we want you to know that the wellbeing of our guests and our teams has always been – and will always be – our first priority.

We are here and want to help you. Due to government mandates are our offices are now closed, and our teams working from home. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we navigate this ever-changing, global situation together and apologize that our response times are significantly higher than our usual standard.

To avoid long call-wait times, please use this form HERE to contact us. We will respond to all requests in order of departure date.

Have peace of mind knowing that there is no urgency for you to make any future travel decisions right now, your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty, with these below options available to you.

For all trips departing before or on August 31, 2020

In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Brendan Vacations has temporarily suspended all vacations departing through August 31, 2020.

If you have a booked trip during this suspension period, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before December 31, 2022.

You are eligible to either:

Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2020, 2021 and 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*
OR

Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**
Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Brendan Vacations or another TTC brand (Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Costsaver, Uniworld or U by Uniworld) on any destination or trip for travel before December 31, 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member. To learn more about Future Travel Credits, click here.

Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.

 

For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo

Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.

 

For all other 2020 bookings

Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change your trip until 30 days prior to departure.

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 30 days from today, you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.

Please also rest assured that we have always ensured stringent well-being protocols on all of our trips, however in this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, we have elevated our hygiene and physical distancing practices to meet new requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

For all other queries

Please click here to get in contact with us.

 

Terms & Conditions:

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2084503-20

CONTIKI

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ALERT

Latest update May 20, 2020 12PM BST:

Your health, hygiene and wellbeing is our top priority. Find out more about the new hygiene measures being introduced so you can travel with confidence. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, all Contiki trips due to depart on or before July 31, 2020 have now been suspended globally.

Additionally, given the announcement from the German government that this year’s Octoberfest has been cancelled, all of our Contiki Octoberfest trips have unfortunately been suspended. Our reservations teams around the world will be reaching out to all travelers scheduled on these trips to provide them with all available options and alternatives.

 

Our hearts go out to all who’ve been impacted by this unprecedented pandemic; we want you to know that the wellbeing of our travelers and our teams is – and always will be – our first priority.

Due to new government mandates, our physical offices are closed and our teams are working from home. We remain as committed as ever to supporting you all through this difficult time, but this change has further negatively impacted our call and chat times.

If you have a booking with us, rest assured that your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty at any time. Here are the options available to you:

For all trips departing before or on 31 July 2020

In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Contiki has temporarily suspended all trips across the globe for trips departing up and until 31 July 2020.

What are my options if my trip has been suspended?

If you have a trip booked during this suspension period, don’t worry, you’ll have a travel credit automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before 31 December, 2022.

You’re eligible to either:

- Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2020 or 2021, without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR

- Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Contiki or another TTC brand (Costsaver, U by Uniworld or Busabout) on any destination or trip for travel before December 31, 2022.

Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.

For all other 2020 bookings

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip departing more than 30 days from today, we’re temporarily offering a change fee waiver, meaning that no fee will be charged for you to change your booking, on the land portion of the trip until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.

If your trip has been suspended and you’re unsure what to do next, we’ve put together some FAQs to help guide you.

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQS

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply.

All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time.

COSTSAVER

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE

YOU’RE FREE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE YOUR VACATION
Updated 20 May 2020

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by this unprecedented, ongoing global crisis and we want you to know that the wellbeing of our guests and our teams has always been – and will always be – our first priority.

We are here and want to help you. Due to government mandates are our offices are now closed, and our teams working from home. The volume of calls is immense and this change has impacted our already stretched service levels.

To avoid long call wait times, please use this form here to get in contact and know we are working to respond in order of departure date.

Have peace of mind knowing that there is no urgency for you to make any future travel decisions right now, your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty, with these below options available to you.

 

For all trips departing before or on 31 August 2020
In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Costsaver has temporarily suspended all guided vacations across the globe for trips departing up and until 31 August 2020.

If you have a booked trip during this suspension period, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before 31 December, 2022.

You are eligible to either:

•Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2020, 2021 or 2022, without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR

•Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Costsaver or another TTC brand (Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Brendan Vacations, Uniworld or U by Uniworld) on any destination or trip for travel before December 31, 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member. To learn more about Future Travel Credits, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this page.

Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.

 

For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.


For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.

 

For all other 2020 bookings
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change your trip until 30 days prior to departure.

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 30 days from today, you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.

Please also rest assured that we have always ensured stringent well-being protocols on all of our trips, however in this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, we have elevated our hygiene and physical distancing practices to meet new requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). You can find detail here on some of the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented so that you can reconnect to the joy of travel with complete ease and confidence.

 

For all other queries
Please click here to get in contact with us.

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2077132-20

LION WORLD TRAVEL

Coronavirus Travel Update for Africa

Option to Postpone your Safari to December 2021 - Without Penalties*

Last Updated: April 20, 2020 @ 4:14pm

With the ongoing changes in travel due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the rapidness at which things are changing around us, we are continually adapting to serve the needs of our customers. Recently, countries in Africa have started restricting foreign visitors, or now require additional screening/testing. Additionally, airlines are adjusting their schedules and starting to reduce their number of departures.

Lion World Travel is monitoring news and guidelines coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and governmental departments in North America and Africa to ensure the safety of all of our guests.

Know that Lion World Travel is in constant contact with our suppliers throughout Africa. For concerned travelers, we are happy to say that for the majority of bookings, you now have the option to postpone travel to as late as December 9, 2021, without penalties*. There are some exceptions, so please call us at 1-888-292-4885 to confirm what travel options you have if you want to change, postpone, or transfer your impacted trip with Lion World Travel.

If restrictions are still in place when the time comes for your safari, we can work with you to adapt your plans or destinations as needed. If you prefer to travel elsewhere than Africa for the time being, Lion World Travel is part of The Travel Corporation family of brands, providing travel and tour options around the world.

We are adding more departures for late 2020 and into 2021 already, for travelers to choose their new departure date. For the vast majority of our 2021 re-bookings, we are able to get travelers on the exact same safari, without a price increase. 

The health, safety and overall wellbeing of all of our travelers is a top priority for Lion World Travel, and we want everyone who books with us to enjoy their dream trip to Africa! If you have any questions at all, and wish to postpone your safari, our Africa Specialists are here to answer your call. See below for some important details before you consider re-booking your African safari.


* Important Notes:

  • Currently all bookings for March, April, May, June and July 2020 are impacted because of COVID-19.
  • Provided that you talk to us at least 30 days before your departure, most of our Exclusive Vacation Packages can be re-booked to a future date of the exact same safari (for any departure up to December 9, 2021, based on availability)
  • Requests to postpone a safari received less than 30 days to departure may be subject to change fees
  • If deciding to re-book your safari, you have up to 60 days from the date you notified us of your intention to postpone your travel, to advise us what your new preferred date of travel is
  • A Travel Credit will be applied to the re-booked safari. For all package safaris, if the new date is priced higher than currently booked departure, travelers are responsible to pay the difference in price
  • For postponing custom and private safari bookings, please contact us to review your options
  • Postponed trips may incur change or cancellation fees from airlines, and some of our suppliers in Africa
  • Standard cancellation penalties still apply to all bookings.
  • Many of our destinations, including South Africa and Kenya, have closed their borders to international visitors
  • South African Airways has suspended all international flights until May 31, and South Africa is on a strict lockdown
  • Tanzania and Botswana, among other countries, have implemented mandatory 14-day quarantines upon arrival for anyone coming from an infected country
  • Some countries like Egypt are suspending all international flights
  • This offer is valid until further notice, and this policy may change at any time

LUXURY GOLD

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE

You’re Free To Postpone Your Luxury Gold Vacation
Updated: May 20, 2020

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by this unprecedented, ongoing global crisis and we want you to know that the well-being of our guests and our teams has always been – and will always be – our first priority.

We are here for you. Due to government mandates our offices are now closed and our teams are working from home. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we navigate this ever-changing global situation together and apologise that our call wait times are significantly higher than our usual standard.

To avoid long call wait times, please use this form here to contact us. We will respond to all requests in order of departure date.

Have peace of mind knowing that there is no urgency for you to make any future travel decisions right now, your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty, with these below options available to you.


FOR ALL TRIPS DEPARTING BEFORE OR ON AUGUST 31, 2020
In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Luxury Gold has temporarily suspended all guided vacations across the globe for trips departing up and until August 31, 2020.

If you have a booked trip during this suspension period, please rest assured that you have a travel credit automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before December 31, 2022.

You are eligible to either:

Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2020 or 2021, without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR
Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**
Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Luxury Gold or any other TTC brand (Insight Vacations, Trafalgar, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises or U by Uniworld River Cruises) on any destination or trip for travel before 31 December 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member.

Please note: these policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.


FOR ALL SUSPENDED TRIPS THAT INCLUDE TICKETS TO THE 2020 ROYAL MILITARY EDINBURGH TATTOO
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.


FOR ALL OTHER 2020 BOOKINGS
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change your trip until 30 days prior to departure.

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 30 days from today, you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*. 

Please also rest assured that we have always ensured stringent well-being protocols on all of our trips, however in this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, we have elevated our hygiene and physical distancing practices to meet new requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). You can find details here on some of the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented so that you can reconnect to the joy of travel with complete ease and confidence.


FOR ALL OTHER QUERIES
Please click here to get in contact with us.

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply.

All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time.

TRAFALGAR

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE

YOU’RE FREE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE YOUR VACATION
Updated 20 May 2020

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by this unprecedented, ongoing global crisis and we want you to know that the wellbeing of our guests and our teams has always been – and will always be – our first priority.

We are here and want to help you. Due to government mandates are our offices are now closed, and our teams working from home. The volume of calls is immense and this change has impacted our already stretched service levels.

To avoid long call wait times, please use this form here to get in contact, and know we are working to respond in order of departure date.

Have peace of mind knowing that there is no urgency for you to make any future travel decisions right now, your trip can be postponed and rebooked without any penalty, with these below options available to you.

 

For all trips departing before or on 31 August 2020
In accordance with travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide, Trafalgar has temporarily suspended all guided vacations across the globe for trips departing up and until 31 August 2020.

If you have a booked trip during this suspension period, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your trip, to use for travel before 31 December, 2022.

You are eligible to either:

•Rebook now and change your travel dates or destination to any trip in 2020, 2021 and 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

OR

•Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Trafalgar or another TTC brand (Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Brendan Vacations, Costsaver, Uniworld or U by Uniworld) on any destination or trip for travel before December 31, 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member. To learn more about Future Travel Credits, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this page.

Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time and are not retroactive for bookings cancelled prior to March 16, 2020.

 

For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.


For all suspended trips that include tickets to the 2020 Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo
Please click here for details on the postponement and your rebooking options.

 

For all other 2020 bookings
Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change your trip until 30 days prior to departure.

If you have an existing booking on a non-suspended trip, departing more than 30 days from today, you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 30 days prior to departure. Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility*.

Please also rest assured that we have always ensured stringent well-being protocols on all of our trips, however in this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, we have elevated our hygiene and physical distancing practices to meet new requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). You can find detail here on some of the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented so that you can reconnect to the joy of travel with complete ease and confidence.

 

For all other queries:  Please click here to get in contact with us. 

*The temporary change fee waiver only applies to the land portion of all trips and does not apply to group bookings. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Please note however, you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If you select this option, the new invoice will serve as the Future Travel Credit confirmation. A Future Travel Credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. The Future Travel Credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number and can be transferred to another person. To redeem the Future Travel Credit, just give us the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2022. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, you will be responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference. Discounts applied to the original booking will be transferred to the new booking up to 15%. These transferred discounts are not combinable with any land promotions available at time of booking the new trip. If discounts of more than 15% are available at time of booking, then the transferred discounts can be removed. Please note that you are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Policies are subject to change at any time. CST#2077132-20