On August 13, 2021 the Canadian government announced that it intends to require vaccination as early as the end of September for workers in the federal public service. This mandate would include all federal workers and the federally regulated transportation sector, including air travel, trains and cruises. The news release states that: “As the country’s largest employer, the Government of Canada is committed to playing a leadership role by further protecting the health and safety of public servants and the communities where they live and work across Canada and around the world. In addition, as soon as possible in the fall and no later than the end of October, the Government of Canada will require employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated. The vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travellers. This includes all commercial air travellers, passengers on interprovincial trains, and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodations, such as cruise ships.”
What does this decision mean for the unvaccinated who wish to travel? On September 15, 2021 Wood Travel again reached out to Transport Canada for an update and we will keep the public informed with any response we receive. With the regulations ever-changing, it becomes more uncertain for unvaccinated Canadians where and how they will be allowed to travel. At the present time, we see limitations such as those implemented in British Columbia on September 13, 2021 whereby the public will need to provide proof of vaccinations before entering certain social settings including restaurants and fitness centres.
Due to the ever-increasing changes in regulations, Wood Travel is therefore unable to book vacation packages, flights, hotels, or ancillary travel services for those who are not-vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required before a file can commence. We will update our protocols accordingly when corresponding regulations change. We thank the public for their understanding and support and look forward to a time when travel is not longer convoluted with the obstacles we currently have at the moment.
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PLAN YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE WITH WOOD TRAVEL
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Located in West Lethbridge
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Are you confused with the rules and regulations for travel at the moment? The world of travel has changed because of COVID-19 and it will remain this way for quite some time. Daily changes to rules and restrictions are what we have become accustomed to, and you have better things to do with your time than research the ever-changing policies!
There is no cost to using our travel agent services when you book with us. The only decision you have to make is where and when!
*Wood Travel will no longer be accepting new client requests for separate domestic flights or hotel stays. We will only continue to book these services for clients of ours who have booked these itineraries
with us in the past; this applies to an individual reservation (7 passengers or less).
*Until the pandemic restrictions fully lift and restrictions in other countries become more stable, Wood Travel is only booking flights with a land component to:
(1) vacation packages (a combination of flight and one of: resort/hotel/cruise/car rental)
(2) long hotel stays (longer than 7 days)
to the following destinations: Canada, USA, Mexico, Caribbean, and any other sunny south destination.
(3) flights but only when booked with a land component to the following locations: Canada, USA, Mexico, Caribbean, and any sunny south destination.
(4) cruise bookings (worldwide)
*All booking requests must be submitted with a complete travel waiver (found in the footer of our Website), and proof of vaccination must be provided to the Travel Agency before a file can be opened
either in person or via text or email.
You will not pay any more than the advertised price online with suppliers such as Westjet Vacations, Sunwing, etc and we have access to deals the public does not! Our service is free and includes important
pre and post-trip information, advisories you should be aware of for your location, and experienced guidance to ensure you are getting the most from your vacation!
*We apologize but due to privacy laws we are unable to assist with questions or guidance in any way with respect to confirmed bookings you have made directly with suppliers without the assistance of
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GUIDANCE
Throughout many years of providing clients with International Travel Guidance, we have gained the experience and expertise necessary to make booking trips as seamless as possible. If you have any questions, simply reach out.
No matter the type of trip you have in mind, we have the resources and expertise necessary to create the perfect trip. We are able to meet you in person, via Zoom or email, or an old fashioned phone call!
FAMILY TRAVEL CONSULTATION
Planning any type of travel can be overwhelming, which is why you need an experienced Travel Agency. With our Family Travel Consultation, you can count on us to guide you through every step of the process.
GROUP PLANNING & TRAVEL
Groups of 8 to 300 - We take care of all the details for your church, school, sports team, and family vacations.
From intimate elopements to large wedding groups, we will work with you to make your day a special one.
Vegas with the girls? Formula 1 racing for the guys.....
We have options!!!
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WITH A SATELLITE OFFICE IN SOUTH EAST CALGARY, WOOD TRAVEL IS PROUD TO SERVE OUR CLIENTS NATION-WIDE FOR 35 YEARS! WE UPDATE OUR WEBSITE WEEKLY AND CAN ANSWER YOUR TRAVEL RELATED QUESTIONS!
WOOD TRAVEL IS IN THE OFFICE FULL-TIME AND CAN BE REACHED IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
ONLINE INQUIRY FORMS
WE CAN MEET WITH YOU IN PERSON TO DISCUSS TRAVEL PLANS IF MEETING FACE TO FACE IS WHAT YOU PREFER.
FEEL FREE TO CALL, EMAIL OR FILL OUT OUR CUSTOMER INQUIRY FORM ON THE
CONTACT US TAB OF OUR WEBSITE.
SHOULD YOU REQUIRE TRAVEL BOOKS OR PAMPHLETS, WOOD TRAVEL CAN DROP THOSE ITEMS OFF AT YOUR DOOR. PLEASE INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR INQUIRY FORM. WE WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE THE PUBLIC THAT WE ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND DO PROMOTE ELECTRONIC LINKS AS OPPOSED TO PAPER COPIES OF TRAVEL BOOKS.
Do you have travel credits from a prior cancelled reservation and do not want to navigate this on your own in the future? We can help you! Wood Travel has options for you, and we can help enhance your vacation experience, minimizing your anxiety from all that could happen!
What our clients have to say
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Wood Travel believes in giving back to the community.
A portion of every sale goes to a local non-profit charitable organization each year.
As an accredited IATA agency for 34 years, Wood Travel complied with global commercial standards upon which the air transport industry is built.
Wood Travel is going green! While we do have some brochures in stock, we are streamlining most of our company offers through online e-brochures.