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What people want from guided touring in the future looks very different. Here's how…

Guided touring looks quite different in 2021 and beyond thanks to a shift in people’s travel priorities. While the demand and desire to travel is still there, the expectations and needs are more indicative of the times we are living in.

In the past, guided tours and guided travel’s main draw cards were the chance to meet like minded travellers and the ability to relax while everything is taken care of for you. While these two factors are still hugely important, in 2021 people choosing guided vacations want to know they will be looked after in terms of their wellbeing and finances, too. 

Us travellers want reassurance that our guided travel experiences will not be compromised by new policies and procedures. And fair enough! We all want that long overdue holiday!

Here at Trafalgar, we hear you loud and clear and we want you to know that guided touring with us puts all of these questions and concerns to bed. After all, dream holidays without the stress of the ‘what ifs’ is what we do.​

Over the past year we’ve been working hard to ensure the future traveller’s greatest concerns are all taken care of to create worry-free travel in true guided travel fashion. Here is what travellers are asking and what they expect from guided tours in 2021 and beyond.

Will I have a good time?

Mount Fuji cherry blossom season in Japan

Is the Pope Catholic? Do the seasons still change? Yes, you will have a blast. Our Travel Directors are well rested and ready to fire on all cylinders. They have had plenty of time to think of more funny stories, facts and anecdotes to share along the way and can’t wait to reunite with our guests.

In fact, it’s our promise that every Trafalgar tour will be remarkable. With us, you’ll get exclusive access to iconic sights and experiences, we will connect you with locals in meaningful ways so you can break bread and swap stories, and your guided touring will make a difference locally. When you choose guided travel with Trafalgar, you choose to leave a direct positive impact on the local people and communities that we visit. It’s important to us that we make travel matter, because it does.

Travel is meant to be fun and joyful and that won’t change in 2021 and beyond. Our worry-free policies will give you peace of mind now, so that you can relax and enjoy travelling again soon. 

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Is my money safe?

Absolutely. If you’re not super familiar with our brand, then hello there, we’re Trafalgar. We’re part of a 101-year-old family owned, family run business (in fact, we’re the travel industry’s most awarded brand). Due to the financial stability of our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we can confidently offer you absolute peace of mind when booking your guided tours and guided travel with us, knowing that your money is safe and won’t be lost.

Better yet, we offer risk-free and flexible booking conditions to make sure your upcoming guided vacation plans are completely worry-free. Should your plans change for any reason, our updated policies offer more flexibility to change your guided vacation plans than ever before, like being able to change the date or destination of your tour up to 30 days prior to departure.

How will you take care of me and ensure I stay well?

We completely understand that heading back on the road after Covid-19 will bring up plenty of questions about your personal wellbeing. Worry-free travel is one of our big promises, so beyond peace of mind around your money, we offer peace of mind around your wellbeing. All guided touring in 2021 and beyond will follow our new 3-step Wellbeing Protocols, and all our perfectly planned tours include 24/7 support.

Every tour will be led by an expert Travel Director and Driver duo, plus new for 2021 each of our tours of 20 guests or more will also be accompanied by a Wellbeing Director. The Wellbeing Director is there to ensure that our rigorous hygiene and wellbeing procedures and standards are being maintained and followed, leaving your Travel Director and Driver to focus on the personalised Trafalgar travel service and attention to detail you know and love.

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When you choose guided travel with us you get more than a century of guided travel expertise and the promise of personalised service on every trip. Our guided tours are designed so you experience the world differently. You’ll get the care, attention to detail and ease you’re looking for so you can relax and enjoy those unmissable travel experiences you’ve had on your bucket list for a lifetime.

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Do you have questions about how guided touring will be different in 2021? Leave us comments below…

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