After nearly six months of suspended trips, Explore has resumed some of its European tours!
It marks the company’s first trip since the onset of the pandemic in March.
Explore managing director Joe Ponte joined the first group trip to depart in almost six months – a small-group walking holiday to the Italian Dolomites.
“I’m so delighted to have joined our first trip back on the road, and it’s great to see first-hand how our COVID-related trip changes are natural and comfortable and don’t detract from the fantastic group experience,” Ponte said.
According to Explore, its specialist team has used its pause in operations to review each trip week by week alongside the latest travel advice and regulations for each country.
“With nearly 40 years’ experience of organising adventure travel all over the world, we are very used to evolving situations and making quick changes to trips and itineraries, albeit never before on this scale,” Ponte said.
“We are confident that we have robust policies in place to ensure that we and our trips are in a very strong position for when the market returns.
“When travel restrictions are lifted, and people feel safe and confident enough to travel again, we are ready for them.”
Explore has operated some 27 trips in September across Europe, with 19 more expected to go ahead in October.