From Ed Lattin
Dear Parents & Teachers
We want to first thank you for trusting Educational Tours for the planning and implementation of your school’s field trip in 2020. We believe strongly that learning takes place far beyond the walls of a classroom and that students can benefit greatly by exploring our nation’s most educationally enriching and historic sites. It is that simple belief which has allowed us to successfully plan field trips for 35+ years.
Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we know that this is a difficult time, and we hope everyone around the world is listening to the guidance of public health authorities and taking all the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their communities safe. Our primary concern at Educational Tours is the safety and well-being of our trip participants.
As it relates to your specific field trip in the coming weeks/months, we realize that many of these trips may indeed be cancelled or rescheduled. If possible, we do hope that you will consider rescheduling for a later date in the summer. For those trips that are cancelled without the possibility of rescheduling, we want to assure you that we will fight tooth and nail, and do everything within our power to obtain a full refund for the trip. That is our number one goal for all trip cancellations.
With that in mind, we also ask that you consider how other people and other businesses in hospitality (hotels, transportation companies, restaurants, attractions, tour guides, etc.) are being affected by the coronavirus, and the resulting economic fallout that will ensue. The impact on the travel industry and the whole U.S. economy is going to be very significant, and it will take some time before all the dust finally settles.
We very much appreciate your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. Please know, above all else, that we have your best interests in mind and will work vigorously to address your needs.
Again, thank you for entrusting your student travel plans to Educational Tours.