Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) is introducing new, more flexible booking policies for future travel planning: Bookings made by September 30, 2020, for travel in 2020 or 2021, may be changed or cancelled up to 30 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason—whether at home or in their travel destination. Guests will receive a credit toward future travel.
COVID-19-related reasons include:
- The U.S. Department of State issues a Level 4: Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory, or the government in the guest’s country of residence restricts all but essential travel
- The U.S. Department of State issues a Level 4: Do Not Travel due to COVID-19 for the destination the guest is travelling to or the government in the guest’s country of residence issues a comparable advisory
- The destination the guest is travelling to has entry restrictions in place that prohibit the guest from travelling, such as closed borders or extended quarantine requirements
- International flights are cancelled without alternative routing available for guest to use to reach the destination(s) in the itinerary
North America has sparked interest for travel this summer and fall, A&K says. To that note, it has created six new Tailor Made USA adventures across the American West and Alaska, in addition to two Great American Road Trips. Abercrombie & Kent has also released dates and prices for 2021 journeys and the full 2021-22 portfolio of Luxury Expedition Cruises.
In addition, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) says it remains fully committed to supporting the 125,000 community members worldwide that rely on its programs in such destinations as Peru, Brazil, Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. AKP has delivered direct COVID-19 relief, principally bulk food for isolated villages, since the start of the year. AKP has also delivered more than $2 million in medical supplies and emergency relief since the start of the year.