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Goway Travel Provides Bushfire Update


“All across the world, people stand in solidarity with Australians in the midst of the heartbreaking bushfires that have spread across parts of the country,” Goway Travel said in a statement updating the bushfire situation in Australia.

The operator’s statement continues: “At Goway, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and communities affected. We hope for an end to the fires and a speedy recovery for the impacted townships and natural landscapes. We also commend the fearless efforts of first responders who are combating the fires and working to restore their communities.”

The tour company’s statement continues: “Some have voiced concern over whether Australia remains safe for travel at this time. To that end, we must stress that while the seriousness of the bushfires in Australia has not been overstated, many parts of the country of interest to international tourists are unaffected and remain open for travel.”

Goway points out that: “… some key regional areas in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, including western Kangaroo Island, have been affected and are currently not recommended for travellers. However, many previously affected regions have since re-opened to tourism. For instance, touring of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales has resumed and Kangaroo Island is also still accepting visitors in the unaffected eastern towns of the island.”

But it also makes it clear that: “… at Goway our primary concern is ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our travellers, whether in Australia or elsewhere. We are constantly monitoring the bushfire situation in conjunction with our Sydney office and local partners and have been proactively contacting and successfully relocating all the travellers whose plans have been immediately impacted by these fires.”

And it advises that: “If your clients have booked travel Downunder in the near future, our team of destination specialists will, as always, be happy to assist you by answering any of your questions and concerns or by making any necessary modifications to your clients’ vacation. Our Customer Experience Team in Australia, as well as our home offices in North America, are staffed 24/7/365 should you have concerns of any kind. You can always reach us at any of Goway’s dedicated telephone numbers, including 1-800-387-8850. Alternatively, you can also contact us at customerservice@goway.com.”

The statement continues: “For up-to-date information on Australian weather and wildfires, check out the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology, which provides weather updates for all parts of Australia, as well as the latest fire warnings. For regular updates from our Sydney office in Australia, visit Goway Agent.”

“At Goway, we value your safety above everything else. We also value supporting local communities in Australia in any way possible. We firmly believe that travel changes the world for the better. One major way to support Australia at this time is to travel to the country as planned and explore the many regions unaffected by the fires, where tourism is still open.”

And it concludes: “There’s so much to see and do in Australia and now is the perfect time to support it.”

Go to http://blog.goway.com/gowayagent/australian-bush-fires-donations-for-people-and-wildlife/ for ways to help.

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