PEACE OF MIND
Thank you for choosing us for your future vacation. On behalf of all of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 40 award-winning travel and hospitality brands that are owned and led by my family, I want to help you feel fully confident in investing your future travel arrangements and monies with us, despite these uncertain times.
We recognize that in these challenging times, many travel companies are under severe financial strain and this is causing understandable concern among travelers, including some of our guests. TTC is a global business and 2020 marks a very special year for us; our first hundred years in business, always run by the same family now across four generations. Over the century, we have built and nurtured an outstanding reputation for innovative travel experiences, superb service, warm hospitality and great value.
We have learned to always conduct our business conservatively and today are fully accredited in all the countries we do business in. Being private, we usually do not release information regarding our financial position, but these aren’t usual times. I’d like to personally reassure you of TTC’s current financial strength and future longevity. To bring you peace of mind that goes beyond our commitment to a great vacation, I’m sharing some tangible financial information with you, so that you know that your monies are safe too.
Within our group of TTC brands is Red Carnation Hotels, (just named the 4th Top Hotel Brand in the World by Travel & Leisure magazine – July 2020) which owns 14 spectacular properties, situated in prime locations around the world. Red Carnations Hotels is audited by the international accountancy firm Mazars, which confirms that the Company has unencumbered fixed assets in excess of US$300,000,000 at 31 December, 2019. We share this solely to give you reassurance and comfort in knowing that TTC is highly solvent. May this therefore give you, our clients and future guests, the confidence that your monies for future travel are safe with TTC and it’s brands. This is a commitment that many other travel companies are unfortunately unable to provide to you at this time.
Please also be assured that your health and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we are doing right now, to prepare for when we can all begin to responsibly travel again. Our global team has worked with various global organizations such as WTTC, CLIA and taken recommendations distributed by The WHO and CDC to develop and implement the most stringent new protocols to help ensure your wellbeing and health when you go on vacation with us again. Also, as an industry first, our brands; Trafalgar, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have created and implemented a new position on their trips, a Wellbeing Director (please see below for more detail) who will help make certain all necessary protocols are followed and ensured. Please visit our brand websites for more information.
TTC & our TreadRight Foundation remain dedicated to responsibly and sustainably connect travelers to the places we go, when we can begin exploring this incredible world again. As a passionate traveler myself, I can’t wait to go on vacation again with my wife (we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year) and three children too.
On behalf of my family, our board of directors and all of our incredible team members around the world, please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you on your future travel adventure, when the time is right.
Chief Executive – TTC
BOOK AND TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE
Have peace of mind that when you choose one of our 40 brands, you are choosing the leader in travel.
The Travel Corporation, the leaders in travel for 100 years and 100% debt free.
FLEXIBLE CHANGE OPTIONS
You’re free to change your plans until 30 days before your trip.
100 YEARS DESTINATION EXPERIENCE
The world leaders in handcrafting the very best travel experiences.
MILLIONS OF HAPPY GUESTS
And 53% returning annually.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR WELLBEING
We have all adapted to this new world, where it’s imperative for us to take additional hygiene measures. That’s why you can travel with us and be assured that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols. The wellbeing of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our primary concern.
In this new, fast changing COVID-19 era, we are doing all we can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that we have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.
to keep you safe
our 100 year stories
International Friendship Day
TTC’s 100th Birthday
World Tourism Day
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
For your travel in 2021, we will require every guest to have their own travel insurance plan in place before they travel with us. Ask your chosen brand for more details about our travel insurance options. You can also speak to your Travel Agent to purchase one of our travel insurance plan options or inquire about minimum insurance requirements if you prefer to purchase a different plan on your own.
Health and hygiene standards pertaining to your flights* typically include the sanitization of all surfaces before boarding, new physical distancing protocols and the use of face masks worn by all flight crew and travelers.
*Specific health and hygiene standards may vary airline by airline. Please check with your selected airline for more information.
Once you have registered with us, a few days before your trip you can easily contact us to answer any questions you might have. (You will need to register for our brands’ mobile portals – MyTrafalgar, MyInsight, MyContiki, MyUniworld, MyUbyUniworld, MyLuxuryGold, MyCostsaver, MyBrendan, MyGET, MyAATKings to get connected.)
As part of TTC, our brands are kept up to date with government advisories and travel alerts on a regular basis and is continually in touch with our partners on the ground in each destination. Rest assured that our teams work to ensure our supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.
THINGS TO KNOW DURING YOUR TRAVELS
Whether you’re traveling with us by land, on a Uniworld River Cruise or staying at one of our luxurious Red Carnation Hotels, your peace of mind is the top priority of our dedicated and passionate team. We are always available by phone, email, sms, live chat – whatever your choice of communication. We are here to serve you.
*Not available on Australia and New Zealand trips
*Not available on Australia and New Zealand trips
We have introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you, our guests, and our team members. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require.
Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practises throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff once you are vacationing with us. In choosing to travel with us, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.