Globus family of brands updates travel policy in response to coronavirus

TORONTO — In response to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, the Globus family of brands has updated its travel policy to allow clients to adjust their travel plans.

As reported by Travelweek last week following a media briefing, all tours, cruises and independent vacation packages of the Globus family – Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways – are operating as scheduled, with the exception of mainland China.

For all other destinations, the four brands are introducing a temporary policy update for 2020 travel, until further notice. It is as follows:

• For travellers with existing bookings and for new bookings, deposits on future Globus family of brands vacations can be moved to any other brand, destination or itinerary in 2020 or 2021 without penalty, prior to final payment.

• Additionally, the Globus family of brands is temporarily waiving cancellation penalties until 30 days prior to departure.

“With the safety, security and peace-of-mind of our travellers as our primary goal, we believe in giving them more time and flexibility with their travel decisions,” said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. “Travelling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.”

The updated policy comes on the heels of another Globus policy announced on Feb. 20 that restricts travellers who have recently visited or transited through China from joining a tour or cruise. Go to for more information.

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