With the uncertainty felt among many travelers over the effects of the spread of Coronavirus, the Globus family of brands (Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways) is responding with a policy that enables travelers and their travel advisors to adjust travel plans to help alleviate their immediate concerns, related to upcoming or future trips.

At this time, all of the Globus family’s tours, cruises and independent vacation packages are operating as scheduled, with the exception of mainland China. For all other destinations, Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways are introducing a temporary policy update for 2020 travel, as follows, until further notice:

  • For travelers with existing bookings and for new bookings, deposits on future Globus family of brands vacations can be moved to any other brand, destination or itinerary in 2020 or 2021 without penalty* prior to final payment.
  • Additionally, Globus is allowing guests departing on any vacation that includes Italy, on any date, to move their vacation to a future date without penalties.*
  • Additionally, the Globus family of brands is temporarily waiving cancellation penalties** until 30 days prior to departure.

“With the safety, security and peace-of-mind of our travelers as our primary goal, we believe in giving them more time and flexibility with their travel decisions,” says Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands in press materials. “Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.”

The company’s updated travel policy comes on the heels of a policy that restricts travelers who have recently visited or transited through China—and other restricted destinations—from joining a tour or cruise. Visit Globus’ traveler update page for details.

For more information, visit globusfamilypartner.com for more information. For more on how the Coronavirus is affecting travel click here. Don’t miss “Novel Coronavirues Travel Questions—What to Tell Wary Travelers.”