02-09-2020 by redazione
The most important Italian tour-operator among those operating in Kenya, Alpitour, has confirmed with an official communication to travel agencies that at least until next November will not resume the itineraries outside the European Union countries.
The news was in the air for days and arrives after the previous renunciation to reopen until the end of September, already communicated last July.
Even before the decisions foreseen by the countries of the Schengen area for the next week, Alpitour confirms the cancellation of the possible charter departures also for Kenya and the villages of Watamu.
In the communication, as confirmed by the portal of TTG Italia, the tour operator specifies that customers will be able to resume a trip with departure by April 30 next, taking advantage of discounts from 100 to 200 euros per mountain, medium and long range. Alternatively, there is a "total refund of any amounts already paid". These conditions are valid for departures from 1st to 31st October and with the new booking made from 1st September to 31st October, with all Alpitour brands. For the other trips the normal contract conditions apply.
The decision of the Piedmontese tour operator is also joined by Veratour, which confirms the cancellation of the possible departures in October, motivating with "the lack of guarantees on the regular operation of air carriers that continue throughout the month of September". Those who had booked a vacation in Kenya will be able to decide between reimbursement and the possibility of being re-routed to the open destinations in the Canary Islands, with relative adjustment of the quotas. We will then talk about charter to Mombasa at least from November. In this case will be fundamental decisions taken by the European Union to which Italy will inevitably adapt.
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