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Coronavirus Cancellations - a Message From Our Founder

By Gavin Delany
March 17, 2020

It's been another extremely difficult week for the world, and the travel industry. We hope all of you in the world traveler community have been staying safe and as cheerful as possible, despite the unusual challenges.

Given the rapid global spread of the virus, many tour operators have now cancelled all or most of their trips GLOBALLY, departing through the end of April. More cancellations will surely follow. 

Stride does not determine which trips get cancelled as the decisions are made completely by the local tour operators.

Operators make the difficult decision to cancel a trip typically with traveler safety paramount in mind, compliance with laws and medical guidelines, and the best interests of the traveler experience at heart.

It's a gut-wrenching time for all of us. And no tour operator cancels a single trip lightly. It's devastating for their people, employees, and local communities, not to mention their businesses.

We know it's also incredibly frustrating and disappointing for you the traveler. This is a hard time for all of us, with a once-in-a-century global pandemic.

There are no playbooks on how to handle something like this in the travel industry, but rest assured the vast majority of operators aim to do the right thing for all their stakeholders - with travelers forefront, but also including their employees, guides, and local communities that are impacted by tourism. It's a complex balance of needs and many reasonable people can disagree on the optimal solutions, since if we’re honest, there is no perfect solution.

Our pledge to you is to do our best to keep you informed and update the site as best we can, but given the extremely rapid changes and more than 1,000 operators on the Stride site, we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. 

As always, we encourage you to view the information on the Stride as a helpful summary and starting point, and that you confirm details directly with each operator as they are changing now more frequently than ever. 

If your tour operator cancels your tour, what should you do? 

It's a tough question to answer as it depends on many specifics, including their standard cancellation policy which you agreed to when you purchased the tour, and whether and what type of travel insurance you had purchased. 

In general, we recommend working with the tour operator and taking them up on their specific offerings. All are fair that we are aware of. Most are offering full travel credit on a future trip after Coronavirus has died down. A few are offering full cash refunds, but not many. 

Keep in mind most tour operators are small, locally owned and operated businesses. Even the larger ones have limited funds and have already themselves in most cases committed that cash to hotels, employees, and local transportation partners etc. 

Of course you may have other related travel costs not booked by your tour operator or travel agent, like flights or separate accommodations. In those cases, we recommend contacting those travel providers directly or the credit card you used to purchase them to understand your options. 

We know tensions are running high, and we share your concerns. We urge our entire global community to think and act like a community, supporting each other, giving the benefit of the doubt, and empathizing with the struggles of others. 

Keep calm, careful, and curious,

Gavin & the Stride Team



Tour operators that have suspended tours

Note that these dates are subject to change as the world and the travel industry continues to adapt to the radidy changing nature of Covid-19.

  • smarToursall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • On the Go Toursall tours cancelled through July 31, 2020
  • Intrepidall tours cancelled through September 30, 2020
  • Peregrineall tours cancelled through September 30, 2020
  • G Adventuresall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Tauckall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Viking River Cruisesall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Globus Brands: (Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon)all tours cancelled through September 30, 2020 internationally and domestically
  • Explore!all tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Colletteall tours cancelled through June 30, 2020
  • Colletteall China tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Collette: all 2020 Oberammergau bookings cancelled and moved to 2022
  • Odysseys Unlimitedall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Topdeckall tours cancelled through September 30, 2020
  • Trafalgarall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Exodus Travelsall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Tucan TravelSouth America, Central America, Asia, North Africa & Middle East cancelled through September 30, 2020
  • Tucan TravelEurope and Africa all tours cancelled through December 31, 2020
  • Serbia Tour Operator: all tours cancelled through August 25, 2020
  • Discover Corpsall tours cancelled through July 30, 2020
  • America Israel Toursall tours cancelled through May 31, 2020
  • Penguin Travelall tours cancelled through May 20, 2020
  • Abercrombie & Kentall ground operations halted through July 31, 2020 except July departures in the United States
  • Contikiall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • CroisiEuropeall cruises cancelled through July 15, 2020
  • Great Canadian Trailsall tours cancelled through July 21, 2020
  • Insight Vacationsall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)all tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • Road Scholarall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
  • UTracksall tours cancelled through July 31, 2020
  • Wildland TrekkingGroup inn-based tours and basecamp tours have been suspended through August 31. Private inn-based and basecamp tours are being operated with transportation provided
  • World Expeditionsall tours cancelled through August 31, 2020
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