The COVID-19 pandemic is gradually having an impact on more and more industries.
One that is sure to be heavily hit over the coming weeks and months is the tourism industry and Rocky Mountaineer Railtours is taking the pandemic and its effects seriously.
“To protect the health and safety of our guests and team, we are monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19 closely and will continue to follow guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada,“ company communications manager Tara Narain told KTW via email.
“Following the updates from the Canadian government, our team is working through what these changes will mean for our upcoming travel season,” Narain said. ““We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation and will share more information as it becomes available.”
Rocky Mountaineer has a rail yard in Kamloops and, during its season, which normally begins in April, its trains stop in the city daily, dispersing hundreds of guests who stay overnight in hotels.
Canadians are currently being urged to avoid travel and exercise social distancing (staying at least two metres/6.5 feet) from one another during the pandemic. The provincial government has banned gatherings of more than 50 people.