Trouble seems to erupt around the world on a regular basis unfortunately. Most recently this has occurred in Thailand where we run a large number of tours including one of our most popular - Wilderness Adventure. We are currently monitoring the situation and sincerely hope things calm down over there which we are sure they will. At the moment there has been no need to amend any trips.
What quite often happens in situations such as this is that the press get hold of the news and all appears dire. However I can speak from personal experience in saying that quite often travellers on the ground have no idea that there is even any trouble occurring. I myself was in Bangkok as part of my world backpacking travels during an uprising (against what I cannot remember now) but actually had no idea it was happening until I rang home and got severely reprimanded by some very worried parents for not calling earlier and for still being in the city. I had seen no disturbance whatsoever. I continued my Thai travels without a problem and things soon settled back to normal in the capital.
With Georgia the Foreign Office advised all but essential travel for a limited time during the recent problems so we were forced to cancel our summer Treasures of the Caucasus trip. However, no sooner had we done so than the advice changed - for the better! That is the way things go sometimes - the safety of our clients is always foremost for us but it can be frustrating when situations like this occur.
Fortunately we do not run many tours to the Caribbean in the hurricane season! Let's hope for a safe and trouble-free autumn/winter season but rest assured Imaginative Traveller will be monitoring any potential situations closely.
Our tailor made adventure holidays will truly inspire and delight the senses and will live in your memory for ever.more info
Join us on one of our worldwide adventures coming up over the next few months - all guaranteed to depart, all at 20% off.more info