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Dear Traveller,
International travel is on the horizon once again – where will you go?
Virtual travel is all very well if that’s the only thing you can safely do, but there’s nothing like the real thing. We are aware that many of you are keen to make plans for future travels and we are keeping a close eye on any changes that will alter the situation in the countries where we operate.

Visit Georgia - a country of natural beauty and legendary hospitality
Though Russia has made no announcement as yet about its borders reopening, first out of the starting blocks is Georgia. This Caucasus nation implemented lockdown measures quickly and effectively. As of mid-May it had reported less than 700 cases and just 12 deaths from COVID-19 (source: Worldometer) in a country with a population of 3.7 million.
The Georgian government stated in mid-May its intentions to restart domestic tourism on June 15th. Considerable measures have been put in place to ensure hotels, restaurants, transportation and guides comply with new safety standards introduced to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. Such measures have already been successful in managing returning Georgian nationals to keep the number of cases low within the country.
It is hoped that from July 1st, international tourism will be able to resume. This will be a gradual process. The Georgian National Tourism Administration confirmed that the first steps will be the creation of a safe corridor on land borders with neighbours such as Armenia. The Georgian government are initiating bilateral negotiations with other countries, and the decisions arising from those talks will be announced as they are made.
Visitors from the UK and other European nations should not expect to visit as early as July 2020; among the other hurdles to be overcome is the FCO freeze on overseas travel, as unless this is lifted your insurance will not be valid. However, it does seem very likely that Georgia will be one of the first countries to actively encourage international tourist arrivals. One initiative that’s especially good news for visitors is the plan to encourage tourism in Special Green Tourist Zones; these are to be resorts that have not previously experienced any Coronavirus cases.
Reinforcing Georgia’s position as a safe destination for visitors is the confirmation that the 112th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council will take place in Georgia, perhaps as early as September 2020, further demonstrating confidence that the country can safely handle incoming visitors. That’s good news if you are thinking about a future Georgian city break or tour.

Celebrate New Year in Russia, join our tour departing 26 Dec 2020
We are more than happy to discuss any plans you might have for future holidays to Georgia or any of the other destinations we serve. One tour we are especially excited about is our New Year tour, departing December 26th 2020. This twin-centre offering combines Moscow and St Petersburg. You can opt for a fully guided sightseeing programme taking in well-known visitor attractions such as the Hermitage and St Basil’s Cathedral. Alternatively, tour these fascinating cities independently for maximum flexibility – but rest assured we’ll still organise the flights, hotel, internal transfers and visa, leaving the fun stuff to you.

Special Offers – save 15% if you book before 31 May 2020
Best of all, if you book before May 31st 2020, our current promotion enables you to take advantage of a 15% discount which can be applied to any of our tours, cruises or rail journeys. If you’ve ever wanted to ride the Trans-Siberian across Russia to Vladivostok, take a relaxing Volga River cruise or enjoy that city break in Moscow and St Petersburg this is surely a tempting offer.
We are offering flexible cancellation policy: for all tours departing in 2020 – you can cancel free of charge the land-only portion of your holiday and get your money back. Full details of our cancellation policy can be discussed with your travel consultant.
We would encourage you to firm up your 2021 plans now to be able to take advantage of this attractive offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on our website but we are more than happy to discuss any specific concerns or needs you may have before you book. We look forward to travelling with you again sometime soon.
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