As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim people’s lives and health around the world, we at Progressive Pilgrimage join our pilgrims, partners, and friends in praying for a swift end to this pandemic and the ability to safely return to all of things that we love and that matter most. We continue to believe that travel is valuable for the ways it broadens our minds, connects us with others, and deepens our faith in the divine. We look forward to the time when it will be both possible and safe to travel together again.
The health and safety of our travelers is always our top priority. We have cancelled all of our pilgrimages for 2020. We are watching virus data and listening to the advice and requirements of the CDC, World Health Organization, and national and local governments in the places we travel to discern if, when, and where we can travel in 2021 and beyond.
Because group pilgrimage planning takes 18 months or more, we are moving forward with planning for group trips in 2021 and 2022. We have adopted more a more flexible cancelation policy that is customized for each pilgrimage based on the dates of travel. For the full payment and cancelation terms, please see the trip page for your pilgrimage. These terms supersede the cancelation policy in the standard terms and conditions.
If a trip must be cancelled by Progressive Pilgrimage because of government-issued travel restrictions related to COVID-19, Progressive Pilgrimage will compensate our travelers with a mix of refunds and credits. Because we work with many independently-owned or owner-operated hotels, coach companies, restaurants, and tour guides we often have to make up-front deposits to reserve space for our groups. In most cases, those deposits can be held as credits with our vendors for future trips, so we will pass those credits along to you. Please see the trip page of your pilgrimage to understand the particular payment, refund, and credit structure for your trip. These terms supersede cancelation policy in the standard terms and conditions.