Updated September 25, 2020
We hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy.
We at Huron Tours & Travel know that these have been challenging times for the entire world and that you all have been impacted by this pandemic in one way or another. Just like you, we are facing many unanswered questions about what the future holds, but what we do know is that when all of this is over, Huron Tours will still be here. We are making every preparation possible to be ready to help you travel again when the time is right.
One thing that the Coronavirus has already personally taught us is just how much we value the connection with all of you in our lives.
We remain optimistic that our scheduled tours for 2021 will resume as planned albeit with some changes in place to give you additional peace of mind.
Due to the exceptional and substantial impact that COVID-19 is having on travel, we have amended how we are managing bookings during these times of uncertainty.
To help you book a 2021 tour with confidence, the deposit is only $50 on any new reservation within the United States and it is refundable until 90 days before travel. The deposit is only $100 for new bookings on our International tours and is refundable 120 Days prior to departure. If COVID restrictions prohibit us from running a tour, your deposit is completely refundable.
Our full Terms and Conditions are available here: Huron's Terms and Conditions Agreement
We are dedicated to creating new health and safety procedures for the future. We are constantly evaluating local, state, federal and country guidelines in the places that we’ll be offering tours so you can be confident knowing you’re in good hands. We are obsessively investigating and evaluating the latest COVID testing procedures and following all potential vaccine development closely.
As an extra added level of protection, we are further limiting the number of participants on all our 2021 tours. This allows us to easily implement the necessary distancing and capacity limits of the places we travel. We have also added more private events and visits to our already exclusive itineraries.
Our partnerships with the people and the businesses that make our tours so successful are more important than ever. We’ve been taking this time to ensure all the elements of our tours are safe and this includes the hotels, coach companies, gardens, restaurants, event spaces, guiding organizations, and more.
Below is just a brief list of a few of the new protocols and standards our partners have instituted to make sure you can travel with confidence:
- Hilton Cleanstay in partnership with Lyseol
- Marriott Cleanliness Council and Commitment To Clean Program
- Stay Safe with Sonesta Program
- Relais & Chateau Veritas control bureau certification which specializes in testing, inspection and certification
- Klein Transportation’s Ride Safe Program including new HVAC system filters with MERV 8 or higher rating
- The “We’re Good To Go” Standard across the United Kingdom which means businesses across the travel and hospitality sectors can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment that will ensure they have the required processes in place.
Rest assured we will continue to monitor the global situation as well as that in each of our local destinations in the United States. Your safety, well-being and travel comfort is of utmost importance to us. If impactful travel restrictions are in place or quality of health in a destination is compromised, we will not run those tours affected.
Also, we want to take this time to sincerely Thank You for all the lovely messages we have received.
We can not overstate the impact all of you have had on our lives and it felt so reassuring to receive your many phone calls, cards and letters offering your words of encouragement and support. They meant the world to us and kept us going during the most difficult days of this unprecedented challenge.
So, we look forward to helping you travel again, to celebrate life, the beauty of nature and our very special connections.
We truly thank you for your ongoing trust and support.
All our best for a bright and healthy future,
John & Katie Kosta
Huron Tours & Travel