G Adventures is the latest operator to suspend tours in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
The move follows similar action taken by Cosmos and Travel Corporation touring brands on Friday and applies to all tours departing between March 16 and April 30.
Tours already in operation or departing before March 16 will run as planned, though G Adventures will offer credit for disruption to select itineraries and has also offered a pro-rata credit for the land portion of a trip if customers wish to leave tours early.
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A statement from the operator said: “The safety and security of our travellers and staff is our top priority and this is a precautionary measure to protect our people at this time.
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“Any traveller booked on a tour departing between 16 March and 30 April 2020 will be eligible for a 110% travel credit of all land services, including pre or post nights and transfers, which can be used on any tour departing within the next two years.
“G Adventures will be proactively notifying all travellers regarding their tour suspension and are advising travellers with flight bookings to contact their insurance and air provider directly for details on refunds or relaxed cancellations policies.”
The statement added: “G Adventures would like to thank its global community of travellers, agents and partners around the world for their commitment in these times of uncertainty. As pioneers of community tourism, we still believe travel can be the world’s greatest form of wealth distribution.
“As much as we have a commitment to our travellers, we have a commitment to the local communities tourism benefits, and we hope to be able to return to them as soon as it is safe to do so.”
UK agents can contact G Adventures’ sales team on 0344 272 0000.
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