People are planning travel. Should you?
You may have noticed a shift recently with more people starting to plan their long-awaited vacations. We’ve seen it too, as guests are planning trips with us for 2021, 2022, and even some for late 2020.
It raises the questions: Why? How? And should you be doing the same?
Here’s why you might want to start the planning process with us.
Save your place. Having lost a lot to lockdowns this year, many of us want to make up for it with future trips. The media is calling it “revenge travel”. On top of that weddings, reunions, and just about everything else has been postponed to 2021. With it, hotels and venues are already getting booked.
Flexibility. Planning now allows you to choose the dates that work best for you.
Happiness! A recent poll by the Institute for Applied Positive Research shows that 97% of people are happier when they have a trip planned.
Now for the how. It’s always been easy to plan a trip with us. Now it’s even easier and with even more flexibility.
Let’s just hold space. It’s just $300 per person to hold your space on any new reservation of our published departures in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
It’s OK to change your mind. If things don’t go the way you want this fall, you can move your deposit to another tour or date with 100% credit, or even cancel the reservation and receive a full refund of the deposit.*
Safe travels. We’re as devoted as ever to handcrafting a trip of a lifetime for you. That’s included getting away from the madding crowds before social distancing was a thing. On top of that, we consult with our own infectious disease experts, follow the #SafeTravels protocol of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and helped to write the health and safety guidelines for the Adventure Travel Trade Association.
Private for the same price as published. Your dates + your people? Prefer a trip just for yourself, your family or your friends? Our Travel Experience team can take your wish list and sketch out a private trip for any date you want. For groups of 6 or more, it’s the same cost as a published tour.**
Going solo? Terrific, you’re not alone! More than a third of our guests do too, and our micro groups (an average of just 8-10 guests per departure) means that you get all of the safety protocols, as well as the social benefits, of a group trip.
So, should you be doing the same? Maybe. Here are three ways to stick your toe in the water.
If you’re still not sure, or have any questions, we’re here. Give us a call or email to share your plans, worries, aspirations and the like.
*This offer only applies to the first 25 new reservations made between September 23 and October 23, 2020 for travel between November 24, 2020 and December 31, 2022. So long as you notify us in writing (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12:00 pm PST on December 31, 2020, and you are more than 60 days prior to the start of your reserved trip, you can move your deposit to another tour or date with 100% credit, or even cancel the reservation and receive a full refund of the deposit. Once the earlier of the following occurs (you are 60 days or less prior to the trip or it is 12:01 pm PST on December 31, 2020), then our normal terms and conditions apply. You can view those here. You must reference Fall2020TC when making your reservation. This offer is not applicable to any pre-existing tour reservations, transfers or credits, and does not supersede any agreements already in place with Classic Journeys. This offer applies to published departures only and does not apply to private tours. Subject to availability on the tour date of your choice as space is limited.
**“Private for the same price as published” means that in most cases, the price for a private tour for a group of six or more guests will be the same as the price for the published tour taking place on that date or on a similar date. There are exceptions to this. To obtain the pricing for your exact group, tour, itinerary and date, please complete the private trip form and our Travel Experience team will provide you a quote that you can accept or reject.