G Adventures Unveils New ‘Travel With Confidence’ Policy
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Bruce Poon Tip
G Adventures is introducing new safety procedures across all future G Adventures trips as part of its ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy.
G Adventures says the policy was created with its global supplier network, and encompasses transportation, dining, accommodation and activities on the ground.
"Our new Travel with Confidence policy allows us to reassure our travellers that when they are ready to travel again all the necessary procedures are in place to keep them safe on their adventure,” says G Adventures’ founder, Bruce Poon Tip.
"G Adventures has always run small group tours which by nature mean our travellers have more freedom and space, even before social distancing came into play. Our incredible CEOs (chief experience officers) have been committed to delivering the best possible experience to our travellers around the world for 30 years. Their local knowledge, expertise and support will play a more important role than ever in helping travellers to feel safe while in destination, so they can focus on enjoying the adventure of a lifetime."
Here are some highlights from G's Travel With Confidence policy:
CEOs: As part of the new policy, G Adventures’ CEOs will receive increased training beyond their existing first aid and safety training to ensure they are up to date with new safety procedures.
"Their local knowledge allows for greater flexibility when it comes to knowing the best time to visit certain highlights to avoid crowds whenever possible, and suggesting restaurants with the strictest hygiene practices or those where travellers can reserve a table or room in advance," G Adventures said in a news release.
Transportation: Increased hygiene protocols will be used on G Adventures’ fleet of private vehicles and boats, with the introduction of daily deep cleaning, compulsory hand sanitizer use before every embarkation, assigned seats for travellers, and facial coverings being recommended while on board.
For local transportation, G Adventures says precautions will be followed in adherence to local health and safety regulations.
Dining: Travellers will be assigned seating during certain meal times. On land itineraries, al fresco dining options and “grab and go” boxes are two new options being introduced as part of increased food safety. Family style or self-serve buffets will be avoided and separate tables or dining areas will be offered wherever possible in restaurants.
Accommodations: G Adventures says it will work with accommodation providers to introduce increased daily cleaning. Hotel staff will not be permitted to enter guests rooms once they have been cleaned to avoid contamination and solo travellers sharing a room will have the same roommate for the entire trip, wherever possible.
Click here for more information on the Travel with Confidence policy.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.