Updated May 8th, 2020
As the Coronavirus has become a topic of concern in the travel industry we wanted to share some of the following considerations for current or future travellers of Target Tours.
Our Company has temporarily paused it operations. During this time we can be reached by email at [email protected] We will be monitoring our main phone line at the office 902-739-3500 or Toll Free 1-877-214-5367 and ask that you leave a voicemail and we will respond during the evenings and on weekends.
Please note that this could change at any time and we will update those details on this page and on our social media should that occur.
The Target Tours team has been monitoring the state of travel and having exhaustive conversations on how this may impact future tours. Apart from the ability to proceed with a tour, we are also reflecting on travellers willingness and comfort to travel considering the current and projected circumstances.
Through these conversations we have come to the difficult to decision that the responsible action at this time is to pause all tour operations until the future of travel becomes more clear.
As a result, we will be cancelling or rescheduling all currently advertised tours into early 2021. Our plan is to resume travel in the spring/summer/early fall of 2021. We have contacted all impacted clients with their options. Due to the unexpected circumstances we have relaxed some of our policies to provide a wider variety of options for all booked passengers whether they plan to travel again or not.
Based on current projections on when travel may return our plan is to create some tour packages for within Canada for summer 2021 and resume tours to the USA and international destinations for the Fall of 2021. We feel this is a reasonable expectation that group travel will be safe and secure using these timelines. Of course, this may change depending on the actions taken by individual provinces and countries.
During this time of pause our general email address will remain active [email protected] as well as our phone lines 902-739-3500 and Toll Free 1-877-214-5367. We ask that you leave a voicemail and we will respond during the evenings and on weekends.
Our core values have led us to this difficult decision as we want to ensure that we are always putting you and your safety first. We sincerely hope that you will be ready to travel, and hopefully with us, when travel reopens. One thing we know for sure: travel will return, it’s not a matter of if but when. When that time comes, we look forward to exploring your bucket list destinations with you.
-John & Lynn Dunphy, Co-owners of Target Tours
As of May 8th, 2020 all currently booked passengers have been contacted and notified about the status of their tour. If you believe you have missed the communication, or we do not have your contact information as a travel companion booked for you, please contact us at [email protected] or call 1-877-214-5367.
As a precaution we are taking extra measures on the execution of our upcoming tours. This will include a very thorough sanitization of the motor coaches we use, with a particular focus on shared surfaces. We will additionally have hand sanitizer on hand for when all passengers embark and disembark the bus.
There are also a few things that you can do help! These practices are also good travel habits to follow generally when away from home.
- Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Bring hand sanitizer and sanitization wipes with you for cleaning of any shared surfaces you may encounter.
- As mentioned in all final tour documents, we like to encourage all passengers to register with the Canadian Government as to your travel plans. This way the government is able to contact you in the case of an event in your area that could impact your travels. This can be completed HERE.
For further concerns or to check for any travel restrictions that have been put in place by the Canadian Government please follow this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html
For further questions contact Target Tours at [email protected] or toll free 1-877-214-5367