Posted September 10, 2020
Dear Great Canadian Friends;
A few weeks ago, we sent a survey to all of our Great Canadian Holidays travellers, and we wish to express our sincere thanks to you, as we received a huge and gratifying response.
We learned that the overwhelming percentage of you do not feel comfortable travelling until there is a vaccine or proven cure for Covid 19. We also learned that the return to travel will be gradual, with Canadian destinations being preferred until the situation south of the border becomes safe and stable. The timeline preferred by the vast majority is spring 2021, and once a vaccine is distributed effectively, a return to travel will be swift and enthusiastic.
We are listening, and we are aligning our plans accordingly. We are preparing a fresh slate of tours, both one-day and multi-day, to begin in the spring. We will feature many of your favourites along with a variety of fresh, new travel destinations.
If circumstances change, (for instance casinos welcoming smaller groups) we will of course respond quickly. Keep an eye on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram) for further announcements. That way youll be the first to hear!
While our coaches already offer a healthy travel environment with fresh air being circulated every 9 minutes, strict cleaning standards and high quality air filters, we have increased our levels of sanitizing with a fogging machine to disinfect every surface every night, as well as an ultra violet light that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria in the air.
While we know many of us wish we could travel again right away, it is clear that waiting until 2021 is the only responsible choice. There are too many variables we cannot control, and we would not be at all comfortable putting our staff and passengers at risk. Therefore, we will be patient, and re-launch our tour program when we can do so safely and with confidence.
We are also taking a fresh look at our destinations and attractions with regard to the Black Lives Matter initiative, and where there are adjustments to be made with respect to that or to our own indigenous peoples, we will ensure that we are presenting these places and attractions through a truthful lens. It is a different world we find ourselves in, but we believe its a better one. It is a world we fully embrace with a fresh outlook and great optimism.
We thank you all for your patience and support as we endure a year that will go down in history. We look forward to seeing you enjoying the wonders of travel once again.
Lorna and Larry Hundt, Michelle Hundt Tupman, Andrea Hundt Lorentz, and the entire Great Canadian team
Whether you're looking for a long weekend away in New York City, a day away to see a show in Toronto, or a bucket-list Alaska cruise, there's a holiday that's just right for you. Our 100+ free pickup locations spanning Southern Ontario make it easy to travel with out-of-town family and friends. Our 2020 Spring & Summer Catalogue is now available, and we're thrilled to announce brand new getaways and returning customer favourites. Take a look at the video for a preview of some of the many getaways to choose from:
Although we're often known for our award-winning fleet of 50+ luxury buses dedicated to Canada, Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches is much more than just a coach bus company. Founded in 1984, we create innovative and worry-free travel experiences for groups and individuals. With holidays ranging from one day to three weeks and spanning North America and beyond, our economical and innovative tour packages take the stress out of travelling.
Our "big blue buses" are available for rent for all types of groups and events including sports teams, corporate/VIP groups, special events, airport transfers, shuttle services, weddings and more. Visit www.greatcanadiancoaches.com for details.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be cancelling all tours until further notice. We are currently processing a high number of cancellations. Therefore it will take us some time to issue refunds. We appreciate your patience.
Out of concern over the safety of our employees and clients, we have closed our tour office at 353 Manitou Drive. For emergencies, we can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will re-open the office for staff and clients when it is safe to do so.
Worried about getting your refund?
Please dont be. Although a number of airline and travel companies have decided to give travel credits rather than actual refunds, we are not among them. We are fully committed to refunding everyone the full cost of the tour. We are issuing these refunds just as quickly as we can, but it is a slow process. We thank you for your patience.