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Back on the road again (safely)...


July 17, 2021
 
Dear Friends,

Thank you to those that have joined us the last few months and shared with us their photos and good times back on the road again.... We are delighted to be providing new experiences and creating new memories for those that are ready to join us.

We are excited to announce our August single-day tours are now available on this website. This hand-picked collection of custom-designed tours features a number of new tours as well as some old favorites. We will continue to release new single-day tours one month at a time, allowing us to better take advatange of designing tours to destinations that may have only recently reopened or welcomed back groups. 

Because we are releasing new single-day and new multi-day tours so often, and those that we do release waitlist so quickly, we don't have plans to mail a catalog just yet. We will continue to update our travelers via our website and via our weekly e-mailer. Be sure you are subscribed to receive our e-mailer in order to receive the latest news and tours as they become available.

As a tour company with 30 years of experience creating amazing travel memories, we have had our fair share of unexpected events and we have dealt with many unforeseen circumstances. However if this past year has taught us anything, it is to assume nothing and expect anything! In this ever-changing environment we now live in, we know there will continue to be uncertainty in our daily lives and certainly in our travel plans. Now more than ever, our 30 years of knowledge and tour planning experience will help us navigate a unique travel environment on behalf of our guests. And more than ever we are hearing from our guests, that this is exactly why they travel with us – so they don’t have to worry about any of it! You can put your trust in us knowing we are experts in travel planning and will continue to keep you informed during a very fluid time. We in turn thank you – our guests – for your continued understanding, patience and flexibility both prior to and while on tour with us. While they are traits always needed while traveling, they are needed now more than ever!

While the last year have been a true challenge and the near future will continue to test our resolve, we're inspired daily by the incredible outpouring of support from our guests. We have seen a steady increase in bookings for our multi-day tours with many guests commenting how refreshing it feels to have something to look forward to – even if it's 6 months away! Combined with our loyal guests that have transferred their funds to a future tour and/or kept their funds on their account as a future tour credit, our guests in overwhelming numbers have demonstrated their support and willingness to help us bridge this gap. Thank you to those who have shared many thoughtful and encouraging comments – they have gone a long way to lift our spirits and provide a positive outlook!

One of the best parts of traveling is the dreaming, the planning and the anticipation of departing. Take a look at our line-up of 2021 and 2022 multi-day tours on this website and start dreaming! We understand that each of you will be ready to return to travel with us at different times depending on your own comfort level, but know that once that time comes, Good Times Travel will be here ready to welcome you back onboard.

To all our friends, we send our well wishes. We hope you and yours are well!

Good Times Travel

 


Health & Safety Protocols

Each guest that travels with us deserves a memorable and fulfilling experience. To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience, we have implementeda number of additional health and safety measures including the following:

Wellness Pledge & Release of Liability Agreement
All guests are required to sign our Wellness Pledge & Release of Liability Agreement prior to boarding the motorcoach each day. This form will be sent to all registered guests prior to departure. Please do not return the form to our office. Instead, print it, sign it and give it to your tour director prior to boarding the motorcoach. If you cannot print it or forget it, your tour director will have extras available.

Assigned Seats
As always, for tours that can be reserved on this webiste (departing from FV, LBH and LHS), seats are assigned based on the date payment was made, with no exception. Seating on tours operated on behalf of third parties (PCC, SAC/SCC, etc.) remains first-come-first-served on the day of departure. We have temporarily suspended our customary daily seat rotation on multi-day tours.

Reduced Occupancy
Occupancy onboard our 56-seat motorcoaches will be limited to 30-45 guests in August, allowing for 10-25 empty seats onboard the motorcoach. Solo travelers may be seated in a pair of seats with another single guest; an adjacent empty seat can be guaranteed for an additional fee).

Face Masks
As ordered by the CDC and mandated by the Department of Transportation, face masks are required onboard the motorcoach, trains and other modes of transportation. If you must eat a snack or drink water, please do it as quickly as possible and then immediately put the mask back on. Masks with ventilators, neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields (without a mask underneath) are not acceptable. Guests may remove masks in outdoor settings and vaccinated guests may remove masks indoors where permitted. 

Air Filtration & Additional Cleaning
Our local coach operator, Lux Bus America equips their coaches with MERV 13 air filters which remove respiratory droplets while the entire cabin is exchanged with fresh, outside air approximately 6 times per hour.

Hotels
Specific protocols will vary from hotel to hotel but in general, rooms, restaurants and other guest areas will be deep-cleaned regularly, with rooms disinfected thoroughly between guests. While rooms may not be serviced during your stay however additional towels or other items you may need can be delivered upon request.

Additional Training
We have enhanced our already high levels of training for our tour directors. These highly trained and knowledgeable individuals have the ability to handle a variety of unexpected situations - including illnesses and emergencies. As always, your tour director is there to remove many of the "touch points" involved in travel including the hotel check-in and expedited entry into restaurants, museums and attractions.

In this ever-changing climate these protocols could require adjustment. Your tour director will advise you of any changes or additions. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. And thank you for your time and commitment to these collective efforts needed to travel together safely and securely. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are You Mailing Out Tour Catalogs or Brochures?
At this time we are not mailing out catalogs however our catalog (and our multi-day brochures) are available to view online. Go here to see our catalog in a high-resolution, digital magazine format or view as a low-resolution pdf here. You can also view all of our scheduled 2021 single-day tours and our multi-day tours through May, 2022 on this website. Individual multi-day tour brochures can be viewed and downloaded here.

Is Your Office Open?
Our physical office remains closed to visitors however we are responding to phone calls and e-mails Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You are welcome to drop something off at our office at any time. If it's not staffed, there is a slot in our front door.

How Are You Deciding Whether to Operate an Upcoming Multi-Day Tour?
The ability to deliver our unique multi-day tours in this rapidly changing environment is evolving on an ongoing basis. We continue to assess tours and the regions they operate on a daily basis and communicate decisions to affected guests as quickly as possible. We are committed to staying up to date with all public health and local government rules and regulations. Therefore, we will make decisions to either operate or cancel/reschedule our multi-day tours 30-90 days prior to departure and communicate any decisions to those guests booked on the tour. And after that, we will continue to proactively contact guests on those tours with any updates to the status of their tour.

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