Will groups travelling to Berlin and /or Europe this summer be affected by the recent events in Berlin? The safety of our travelers is our number one priority. We are closely monitoring the situation in the Berlin. We have two offices in Europe and will continue to keep a close eye on the situation however, given that we are 6 months from our first departure, it is too early to assess how this situation impacts (if any) our groups.
How do you make the decision whether or not to travel to a country? In making the decision to proceed with any program, our Travel Directors and safety team relies on up-to-date intelligence gathered from a number of organizations including the U.S. State Department, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board, as well as from international safety and security specialists. We receive multiple updates from these organizations on a daily basis, and will stay very close to this situation until it is no longer a concern. If current conditions were to exist closer to our departure dates that might in any way hinder our ability to provide a safe and rewarding program, we will not hesitate to alter the itinerary, redirect the program to safer regions, or provide other alternatives.