Many of you have been asking about your upcoming travel plans. I want to assist you with your questions, but first, a few words about more important matters.
We find ourselves in interesting times, where much of the normal functioning of our daily lives seems out of order. However, there are also a great many certainties. While we are all engaged in our various pursuits to earn a living and raise our families, we are also neighbors and friends. We want to say we are here for you. Things will at some point return to normal, we will get on with the routine we sometimes complain about but for which we are now a little nostalgic. Until then, know beyond being your “travel agent,” we are neighbors, friends and family. From questions regarding current travel advisories and restrictions to rescheduling of upcoming trips and much more, your safety is always our top priority. As we move through the next few weeks, be strong and maintain your conviction in those things that have always sustained you, whether that be your faith, your family, your pets, or your own sense of integrity. We will all get through this together.
Now, about those travel plans. Travel suppliers have all been modifying the cancellation policies to assist passengers, waiving fees and penalties for changes. If you had plans about which you have questions, here is our email address: info@TastefulJourneys.com.
Stay informed, but give yourself a break from the 24 hour news cycle. Here are a couple of good resources for information:
· Coronavirus Information Center CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
· World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
· World Health Organization Q&A https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
A few of you have also inquired about future travel plans. Please reach out to us at any time to discuss and we will provide you with any information you need. It is most important that we assure our clients that we are, and will be, ready to help you create the trip of a lifetime when you are ready. As the travel industry regains momentum, there will no doubt be many great opportunities, we can discuss as you feel ready.
If there is anything we can do for you over the coming weeks, or if you just want to check in and talk, know that we are here for you. We all want to practice a sound “social distancing” as the medical profession calls it, but that does not mean social disconnection. Stay informed and stay safe. If you need anything, we are an email away. Hang in there, Be strong. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, have faith, and wash your hands!
Yours in travel,
The Cruise Center, Inc.
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Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.