Western River Turns 2020 River Rafting Season Into Financial Success – Despite Pandemic

With 2021 Season Nearly Sold Out, 2022 Grand Canyon Trips Set to Go on Sale Dec.1, 2020
By: Western River Expeditions
 
SALT LAKE CITY - Nov. 17, 2020 - PRLog -- Western River Expeditions was among the few travel businesses to see a fortunate outcome during the summer of 2020 rafting season. The pandemic shut down this river rafting company for 10 weeks during the busiest part of its season. Despite being confined to hosting river rafting guests for only 65 percent of its anticipated user days from June 16 through mid-September, most remaining departures were sold out.

"Our normal guest count includes over 10 percent non-domestic," reports Trent Keller, Manager of Grand Canyon operations. Some of these international travelers deferred their reservations to 2021. Filling in the gaps were guests from North America who may have been on wait lists.

Domestic travelers also account for the bulk of 2021 reservations thus far. As of Fall 2020, Grand Canyon river rafting reservations for 2021 are almost sold out, with some limited availability for three and four-day vacations. Reservations for 2022 Grand Canyon raft trips are set go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at 6 p.m. Mountain Time.  As reservations are expected to fill quickly, the public is advised not to delay firming up 2022 plans now.

Throughout the foreshortened season, Western River Expeditions (https://www.westernriver.com/) experienced zero positive COVID-19 tests among its 2,529 guests and staff. Keller attributes this to the company's swift response in creating comprehensive protective protocols (https://www.westernriver.com/covid-19) that were carried out throughout the season.

"We applied a conservative approach to the protocols affecting guest welfare and safety. Most of the actions we took were very minimal and grew out of our normal hygiene and safety protocols already in place for food-borne and communicable illnesses. As the pandemic evolves and understanding of it evolves, so will our protocols," he adds.

For questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at: http://www.westernriver.com/.

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Dave Wiggins: 720.301.3822 / dave@travelnewssource.com

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