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YOU’RE FREE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE YOUR BRENDAN VACATION

Updated: March 1, 2022

 

It is hard to grasp how much our world has changed over the past year due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on our everyday lives and our ability to travel. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these challenging times together.

 

Travel Vaccination Policy Update

Effective immediately, all guests booked to travel with Brendan Vacations are required to be fully vaccinated to travel.

The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. As part of this commitment, all guests traveling with Brendan Vacations through at least December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Please check your destination’s entry requirements, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues to ensure that you’re prepared for your journey. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the trip (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice.

Please note that guests will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destination visited, which may be more restrictive than above.

This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.

 

Suspended Tours

As we continue to live and operate alongside COVID-19, the virus continues to create a set of challenges that are unfortunately outside of our control. We continue to review the travel restrictions imposed by government advisories worldwide on a daily basis.

Should your trip be impacted and unable to operate, your booking agent will contact you directly approximately 45-60 days prior to your trip’s planned start date.

If your booked trip is suspended, please rest assured that you have a Future Travel Credit (FTC) automatically available to you for the full value of the land portion of your vacation, to use for travel before December 31, 2022.

You are eligible to either:

  • Rebook now, and change your travel dates or destination to any trip departing up until December 31, 2022 without penalty on the land portion of your trip. Any discounts (of up to 15%) that had been applied to your original booking will be transferred and applied to your new booking.*

 

OR

 

  • Elect to hold a Future Travel Credit of the full amount paid for land portion of the suspended vacation, redeemable against any new booking for travel to any destination departing before December 31, 2022.**

 

Future Travel Credits can be redeemed with Brendan Vacations or another TTC brand (Trafalgar, Costsaver, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises or U by Uniworld River Cruises) on any destination or tour for travel before December 31, 2022. To give you maximum flexibility, you can also choose to transfer your Future Travel Credit to a friend or family member.

All Future Travel Credits will be valid for 24 months from date of issue.

 

All other bookings

Have peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to change the land portion of your trip to a new destination or date, free of charge until 60 days prior to departure.^ Airlines may have different policies and penalty charges, any and all of which are your responsibility.

Please also rest assured that our distancing and hygiene protocols on all of our trips meet requirements put forth by world health and local authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Our new 3 step wellbeing approach adheres to the global safety protocols from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and is recognized by the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which outlines global safety and hygiene for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19. See all the details here.

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the World Health Organization and government health bodies, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are vacationing with us.

In choosing to travel with Brendan Vacations, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.

For all other queries

Please click here to get in contact with us or see the latest on travel restrictions here.

Please note: These policies are subject to change at any time.

FTC Frequently asked questions

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Your Future Travel Credit is valid on any brand within The Travel Corporation (TTC) which includes Trafalgar, Insight, Luxury Gold, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, Contiki, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, U River Cruises, African Travel and Red Carnation Hotels. Whatever your taste, whatever your pace, we have a travel style that will suit your needs and desires.

Your Future Travel Credit can be used on any priced trip. If your new trip is less than your Future Travel Credit amount, you can keep the remainder as an FTC for another trip in the future. Or, you may add on airfare, pre- or post-night hotels or prepaid gratuities. Credits can also be used across multiple guests or bookings, so you can bring family or friends with you on your next trip.

Your Future Travel Credit can be used on any priced trip. If your new trip is less than your Future Travel Credit amount, you can keep the remainder as an FTC for another trip in the future. Or, you may add on airfare, pre- or post-night hotels or prepaid gratuities. Credits can also be used across multiple guests or bookings, so you can bring family or friends with you on your next trip.

Your Future Travel Credit can be used on any priced trip. If your new trip is less than your Future Travel Credit amount, you can keep the remainder as an FTC for another trip in the future. Or, you may add on airfare, pre- or post-night hotels or prepaid gratuities. Credits can also be used across multiple guests or bookings, so you can bring family or friends with you on your next trip.

Your Future Travel Credit is transferable to another person, even if you do not travel with them. If you would like to gift your FTC to another individual, please just send an email with your booking number, the amount of your FTC you would like to transfer (if not all) and the name of the individual you would like to be the beneficiary of the funds. If they do not have a booking yet, please just let us know and we will create one which will be their reference for their FTC.

Terms & Conditions:
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Risk-free deposit: A per person deposit is required at time of booking to secure space on a vacation. Cancel for any reason within 30 days of deposit and receive a full refund; airlines may impose different penalties and cancellation fees. Other conditions apply.

^For trips departing on and after January 1, 2022, standard change and cancellation penalties apply as outlined in our Booking Conditions. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference. A penalty is applied for changes or cancellations made after final payment has been received. Discounts and promotions are subject to availability on the new trip. Normal penalties apply for full cancellation without rebooking. Please note, airlines may impose different change policies, and if you declined travel insurance, you are responsible for any airline cancellation penalties. Other conditions apply.

Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the enclosed content. Brendan cannot be held responsible for typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Conditions apply. CST#2084503-20