Coronavirus Resources & Updates
In this rapidly morphing situation, we ask colleagues to collaboratively gather and share useful resources for the benefit of educational travel professionals. If you have an update or resource to share, please email us.
We are pleased to provide additional resources, not listed here, to our members. Members are invited to attend virtual meetings and briefings can also join one of the discussion forums at the bottom of this page
Your ETC briefings are so informative. What a wonderful way to bring the community together!
Mary Barnett, SITA World Tours
The European Travel Commission (ETC) is an EU funded organization that promotes travel to Europe. Most European countries are members of the ETC. The Commission has created a great “one stop shop” website that lists all the country specific Covid rules and restrictions in the EU. Country specific links are also embedded within the reopen website.
Prepared by the US Travel Association, this document is developed on CDC and White House guidelines and in consultation with public health experts.
Global Rescue’s in-house operations teams is closely monitoring ongoing developments. Each day, they update this page with changes over the past 24 hours. If you are looking for country-specific information, it is now contained within the “View More” link below the table titled “Total Cases versus Recoveries and Deaths since 11 Feb.
Hopefully, our comprehensive safety protocol and plans will give you and your travelers the confidence and comfort in seeing the processes that our expert team has implemented. If you have any thoughts or questions please know that we are on hand to assist.
Karen Kuttner-Dimitry, Lindblad Expeditions
I want to share a draft of our protocols that we are asking all of our ships, planes, and train owners/operators to adopt effective immediately. Feel free to ignore these suggestions and/or suggest modifications which I am happy to share. Alternatively, I am hopeful that you will consider adopting these protocols as your own and request your suppliers to help safeguard our travelers and staff.
Jim Friedlander, Arrangements Abroad
Here are some ideas for Travel Planners to communicate with a focus toward the future. Of course, you are dealing with cancellations and more, but there are also things you can do to build goodwill now (beyond refunds!). When this is eventually behind us, you will be remembered and in a position to help fulfill the dreams of those who have pent up demand for travel!
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If you have a question to pose to colleagues you can do so in one of two ETC discussion forums: The Member Forum or the Travel Planner Forum. Click <Discussion Forum> above to access them
The discussion forums are the place for members to ask specific questions and problem solve on issues related to COVID-19. You must be a current ETC member to access them.