G Adventures has created a collection of ‘socially-distanced’ tours to reassure travellers they can travel with confidence.
The Travel with Confidence Plus Collection comprises 37 trips in 27 countries and incorporates additional physical distancing measures for travelling as part of a small group.
The operator has already introduced a Travel with Confidence policy which outlines extra hygiene and cleaning measures across all its tours, including the new collection.
It follows a survey by the operator on post-pandemic travel trends, in which 69% of travellers expected to see travel companies make changes to their health and safety measures and around half (51%) expected physical distancing measures to be included in travel arrangements.
The new collection is available to book for departures from October 2, 2020, up to December 31, 2021.
Group sizes have been reduced to eight to ten on average, instead of 12, and means tours will be able to stay at smaller hotels and dine at smaller restaurants with fewer people.
Tours will be on private transport with daily assigned seating for added distance between passengers.
The new My Own Room option is offered for 50% off across all tours in the new programme. All rooms are double or single with ensuite bathrooms; there is no multi-share accommodation or shared bathroom facilities.
Founder Bruce Poon Tip said: “We absolutely understand different people are going to have different comfort levels, and it’s our job to make sure we cater for all our travellers.”
The collection includes trips from G Adventures’ active, classic and marine travel styles including the eight-day Walk the Camino de Santiago – Plus in northern Spain; 16-day Costa Rica Adventure – Plus; seven-day Sailing Thailand – Phuket to Phuket – Plus; and seven-day Best of Iceland – Plus.