We wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the global climate, our approach and our dedication to safety. As a European travel company and as global citizens, we are committed to continuing to operate trips of the utmost safety with all concerns in mind.
We want to address our safety policy during these concerning times. We stay up-to-date on all communications issued from the State Department. As always, and with increased vigilance at this time, we research and consider any potential dangers in all of our destinations before allowing trips to operate.
We work closely with our partners and universities internationally to assess risk in all of our destinations and develop an updated plan as necessary.
As long as the state department deems locations safe to visit, we continue as usual. We believe now is more important than ever to reap the benefits of traveling: as Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
As you prepare for your semester abroad, we hope you take comfort in the fact that Bus2alps will never expose our passengers to unnecessary risk. We are constantly monitoring the situation and are prepared to plan accordingly should the global climate shift negatively.
This is a global discussion- for study abroad students and for travelers in general. We find that many students and families have decided to continue their plans. As one student, quoted in a Boston Globe article said, “If I live in fear of what others may do, then I would never be able to accomplish my dreams of traveling,” she said. “Terrorism is not going to go away in my lifetime, and it won’t hold me back.”
We continue to be inspired by our staff’s and guests’ enthusiasm for travel, and we look forward to you joining us for another semester of exploring the world in the safest way possible.