Open Letter to Pilgrims - September 21, 2020
First and foremost, thank you for choosing and putting your trust in 206 Tours! Rest assured that we continue to be here for you! We are assessing the situation on regular basis and monitoring local governments and health advisors guidance in all regions operated by 206 Tours.
Pilgrimages will resume when government authorities and medical professionals advise it is safe to travel, of course, we will proceed in accordance with their recommendations and guidelines. We pray this day comes soon, and we promise, we will be here for you, and prepared to proceed safely, when you’re ready!
We understand countries will have varying requirements and protocols, and we are prepared to follow all guidelines that become available. As we continue to wait for more information, we ask that you join us in prayer for an end to the pandemic. For more information about how we are preparing for post-pandemic pilgrimages, please see below.
Please check our website for the latest travel updates. We ask that you remember us for future Pilgrimages and encourage you to consider booking one of our new offerings in 2021 or 2022. Our website is consistently updated with travel alerts as well as exciting new tours and offerings. Feel free to contact us should you ever have any questions. We can be reached via online chat at www.206tours.com, via email at email@example.com or via telephone at 800.206.8687. Our office hours remain Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. Know that you are in our prayers, always have been, and always will be.
Until we can be together again on Pilgrimage, stay safe & stay pilgrims!
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How 206 Tours is Preparing for Post-Pandemic Pilgrimages
We are prepared to cultivate an enjoyable spiritual experience that is safe and comfortable. Here are a few pillars of our business that support the safety of our clients:
Book with Confidence
Cancel for Any Reason Policy:
Pilgrims can book with confidence with our new Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) policy. In addition to purchasing travel insurance, our clients have the option to add CFAR for $299 at the time of booking, or at a later date any time until 60 days prior to departure for $349. Learn more about our Cancel for Any Reason offering, here.
All pilgrims are offered Travel Insurance upon booking and encouraged to add it to their orders. 206 Tours offers Travel Insurance through Travel Insured International. All details on coverage can be found, here.
Health & Safety
We expect to see changing governmental procedures around health and travel in the months and years to come. While it is too soon to know what these measures may be, we are actively investigating and prepared to react in accordance with any changes. Please continue to check our website for updates.
Health services are always available to our Pilgrims, regardless of if they have purchased insurance. Our guides and drivers are fully trained for emergency situations, and procedures are in place to help pilgrims get medical care if necessary.
Our itineraries are strategically cultivated and all locations visited carefully considered. We would never lead pilgrims to or through a known dangerous or unsafe area. We do not visit high risk locations. In the event a location becomes unsafe, changes to avoid the area would be immediately made to the itinerary to preserve our Pilgrim’s safety.
Our suppliers will need to meet our health and safety standards. We plan to arrange for our guides and our Priests to be test ahead of travel, only those with a clean bill of health will be allowed to participate.
Emergencies and Evacuations
We provide a 24/7 emergency phone line to all clients within their travel documents. Should a client ever encounter an emergency, miss a flight, or need to be extracted from a location, we are prepared to do everything in our power to provide immediate assistance. Our online “Know Before You Go” guides detail all one needs to know ahead of travel, including what to do in case of an emergency. Read more, here.
Changes to Group Travel
In the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are considering adjusting our average group size to allow for more space on buses and at meals, as well as less exposure to each individual Pilgrim. This will enable proper spacing (ex. Assigned every-other-row seating on the bus) we are working with restaurants to ensure seats are spaced out too. Larger groups (ex. 200 people) can still be accommodated, but will also be spaced more evenly on busses, and at masses and restaurants. There will always be a Catholic priest and Mass daily, if more than one bus, the Priest may share his time between buses.
206 Tours has always offered custom and private pilgrimage services. Travel individually, with your family, or with a small group of friends. Learn all about our Private Pilgrimage Services, here.
Cleanliness & Sanitation
Masks may be required to be worn in certain places. We have made these available to all our guides, drivers, and staff. If needed, masks will always be available for Pilgrims to use on the bus. Hand sanitizer will also be available to all pilgrims.
We have instructed all our supplier to increase their daily cleaning to provide safe and sanitary environments.
President and Founder