ANCHORAGE – Pursuit announced that it will begin reopening its Alaska tours, hotels and culinary experiences starting today June 11. The company temporarily suspended operations this past March while delaying season openings to support the public health response to COVID-19, as travel restrictions and social distancing measures were initiated.
Each reopening will follow the governor and health official’s approach on relaunching and will include rigorous cleaning, physical distancing and training protocols as outlined in Pursuit’s recently announced Safety Promise program.
“Connecting with iconic places close to home and creating memories with family and friends will hold an even greater value this summer and we look forward to welcoming back guests to our collection of travel experiences,” begins Fernando Salvador, Vice-President and General Manager, Alaska Collection by Pursuit. “We want to provide guests with an increased level of assurance that when they are ready to visit us, they can do so with confidence knowing that we have their utmost safety in mind.”
New operational protocols will include reducing guest capacity across all Pursuit attractions and culinary experiences, adopting stringent cleaning protocols as approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and screening all staff before shifts. Physical distancing initiatives will also include the integration of contactless payment, express check-outs, and plexiglass barrier implementation where possible.
Signature attractions including Kenai Fjords Tours will reopen on June 11 followed by the Denali Backcountry Adventure on June 12.
“As Alaskans, we are uniquely positioned to explore our national parks this summer in a more intimate and less crowded way,” finishes Salvador. “We’re offering attractive local resident rates across our experiences in addition to flexible cancellation policies, to ensure our guests are able to book with confidence.”