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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE...From Great Rates Travel

In recent months, nearly every major tour company and cruise line has suspended travel worldwide, while schools and many
businesses have also closed for periods ranging from 60 days to indefinitely. The shutdown became inevitable as the global
spread of COVID-19 prompted countries around the world to place severe restrictions on travel in order to decrease the spread of this virus. And a couple months ago our President asked US citizens to hold All non-essential travel.

BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS AND HOPE ON THE HORIZON NOW...With the reduction in new COVID cases in most countries, the U.S. State Department has recently Lifted its Level 4 "Do Not Travel" Advisory!

We understand this is a confusing and frustrating time for travelers, with uncertainty on where and when it will be safe to travel.  And hold times to reach travel companies are often over an hour, whether you need to book new travel or reschedule/cancel old plans...but that's what we're here to help you with!  You can count on your Great Rates Travel agent to guide you to the best destinations and take care of your travel bookings so you have the flexibility to move or cancel your reservations without penalty whenever possible!  We are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and have been working with our hotel, car, and airline partners to book travel with flexible change policies for our valued clients!

Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the this pandemic and the current travel restrictions, and we sympathize with those whose special travel plans have had to be postponed. Of course, we understand that safety is the priority.  We will keep our customers up to date on all future travel reservations as we know more about whether your travel may be effected.

FUTURE TRAVEL PLANNING...Your safety, health and peace of mind is important to us, but also your financial investment. This is a great time to get great values on your future cruise and tour travel.  Many tour, air and cruise providers are offering fully refundable, no risk bookings, at Great Rates!  United Airlines, Alaska Air, JetBlue, American, and Delta are all offering great rates on flights, with flexible change or refund policies!  Most hotels and major tour companies are also offering free cancellation.  We recommend travel insurance for further peace of mind.

The staff of Great Rates Travel want to Thank You for your patience and understanding.  We know how hard this has been and we appreciate you so much!  We remain optimistic and hopeful this will resolve soon so we can all relax and get on with our lives and plans!  When this is over, we know you will want to start exploring the world again, and we will be here for you, doing whatever we can to make it easier and more affordable to get you where you'd like to go!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask.  And don't believe everything you see and out the credible resources like the CDC and WHO, in order to make your best decisions in the coming months. From our travel agent family to our friends and clients around the world, we hope you stay safe and take care of yourselves.  We are all in this together!

Debby, Pam, Sally, Joe & Travis,
Your Great Rates Travel Agents
Phone 210-410-2580

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