Tour Operators Not Quick to Drop Mask Mandates

While the U.S. has dropped mask mandates for travel, tour operators are still sticking with their own requirements for face coverings – especially as many have trips in destinations where masks are still required. Steve Born, the chief marketing officer at the Globus family of brands, cites Italy as an example of where the tour operator maintains its mask rules. While face coverings are not required outdoors, masks must still be worn on all forms of transportation as well as indoor attractions. G Adventures continues its mask mandate regardless whether or not the destination requires masks, reports Skift.

However, some tour operators have found some guests don’t want to follow mask rules. “At times, wearing a mask can be frustrating for anyone, but our guests understand that if the government of the place we are visiting are requiring it, they will comply,” Melissa DaSilva, the U.S. president of Trafalgar Tours said.

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