Company makes move after sending executives to the country
Riviera Travel is to return to Italy from September 14, with tours in Lake Garda, Lake Como and Puglia after the company sent a team to the country to ensure it was safe for guests.
Riviera’s chief commercial officer, Jim Forward said: “We want people to be confident travelling to Italy and have been working with UK health experts and Italian hoteliers amongst others to ensure that British tourists can enjoy a fantastic experience in a safe environment.
“I wanted to be personally reassured and so put this to the test, taking a team of Riviera staff – from Operations, Health & Safety, Customer Service and the Agency Sales team – to inspect hotels and visit attractions in Lake Como, Venice, Verona and Lake Garda. We experienced first-hand what travel and touring is like for those that want to take advantage of a quieter time to explore some of the country’s most iconic sights.
“We concluded that those arriving in Italy will have a great time, with a richer and more personal holiday experience. With fewer people you get the opportunity for a more intimate exploration of normally busy tourist hot spots, plus a warm welcome from hotels, bars and restaurants – seeing St Mark’s Square in Venice without the crowds is really special. You are temperature tested entering hotels and other facilities, and hand sanitiser is everywhere. Just as in the UK, you cover your face on…
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