The past, the present and the future…
In March 2020 the outbreak of Covid-19 cast serious doubt over the safe running of our UK events. As the news unfolded, the sad decision was made to cancel our series of UK events for 2020. A year on, whilst the future looked brighter, it was still not possible for us to run our 2021 UK events safely and we were unfortunately forced, once again, to cancel.
Taking back control…
In 2020 our team worked tirelessly, and by September we had refunded or postponed all 338 clubs. Unfortunately, we have been faced with similar circumstances in 2021, but once again we have refunded all groups who requested a refund, along with assisting many other groups who preferred to postpone their arrangements until 2022. Our number one aim has always been to ensure that no team is left out of pocket and over the last 18 months we have refunded £1.7 million to teams who had tours cancelled due to the pandemic.
Looking ahead to 2022!
We are absolutely thrilled to see that demand for our 2022 UK Football Tournaments and Rugby Festivals is higher than ever! It seems over a year of disruption of their beloved sport, means teams are keen to get involved and we have seen record levels of interest and tour bookings, even before peak booking periods!
Staying Covid-safe in 2022…
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt during the course of this pandemic, it’s that we don’t know what restrictions (if any!) will be in place in 2022. However, we do know that all of our tournaments take place outdoors, there are plenty of outdoors activities in our chosen locations and the holiday parks we use in most locations make it easy for ‘bubbling’ should any social distancing restrictions still be in place.
What’s more, you can be assured that when the time comes, we will follow any Covid Guidance issued by the FA, the RFU and the Government to ensure our events are safe for everyone to enjoy!
So, what’s the plan for 2022?
Well, we’re heading back to some of the UK’s most loved seaside destinations that offer top sporting facilities and plenty of attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Due to unprecedented interest we opened bookings earlier than ever before giving families time to plan and save, but most importantly, to give everyone something to look forward to!
Once again, teams can book in confidence with Sports Tours knowing that we are fully ABTA bonded, which means that all tour bookings are financially protected. In the event of us having to cancel any future tours due to Covid, our stance will remain the same – teams will have to option to either get a full refund of all monies paid, or they can opt to postpone their arrangements to a future date! It’s that simple!
All that’s left to do is take a look at our UK Football Tournament or UK Rugby Festival listings and get planning with your team. Still have questions? Get in touch with our team, after all, that’s what we’re here for!