World Travel & Tourism Council issues Global Safety Stamp to Recognize Safe Travels Protocols
WTTC members, alongside governments, health experts, and other industry associations are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimize sector-wide recovery efforts for the travel industry.
The specially designed stamp will allow travelers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
Eligible companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, attractions, short term rentals, car rentals, outdoor shopping, transportation, and airports will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols, outlined by WTTC, have been implemented.
Freedom to go where you want, when you want. Connect with other wanderlust-filled explorers. There is no better way to get to know who you are as a person by spending time away from the distractions of life. Join a small group tour to explore a wide region or become a “local” for a week – either way, solo traveling can give you the best of all travel experiences. Contact our Travel Advisors at Sierra Travel Group to help you plan your ideal vacation 209-267-8242. (CST# 2104210-40)
Undiscover North America
It isn’t necessary to cross oceans for adventure when there’s so much to discover from sea to shining sea. On an Undiscovered tour of North America with Globus and Cosmos, trade the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded cities for the smaller, crowd-pleasing gems across the U.S. and Canada. Contact our Travel Advisor at Sierra Travel Group 209-267-8242 (CST# 2104210-40)
Did COVID-19 create a demand for travel agents? (AARP)
Many tourists said advisors helped them to get home safely and receive refunds. Many advisors, and their clients, now say the pandemic has helped proved their worth.
“When you work with a travel adviser, you have an advocate who’s watching everything for you and can move the pieces of an itinerary around as necessary,” says Erika Richter, a spokeswoman for the American Society of Travel Advisors, an industry association. “It’s about protecting their investment. Think about your travel portfolio as a financial portfolio. Don’t you want to work with an expert to advise you?”
Travel advisers also understand the lay of the land, saving time and hassle, whether it’s picking a less sprawling airport at which to route a connection or knowing when to reserve an activity. Travelers say a travel advisor gives them peace of mind and a phone number to call when things go wrong, whether it’s a pandemic causing a global shutdown or an ordinary flight cancellation or lost passport.
DREAM of TRAVEL
Why not dream of the destinations that will make those special days even more memorable?
Stand on the South Rim overlooking the Grand Canyon. Bike through the tulip fields in Holland. Snorkel through coral reefs in Tahiti. Or stand in awe of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
Travel brings us together in ways we never imagined or expected, as a group, with family, away with friends, or even on your own. Now’s the time to commit to finally take that trip you’ve always been dreaming of. To check off that item at the top of your bucket list.
Share your dream with one of our dedicated TEAM MEMBERS. Let us help you make 2021 a dream come true!