April 11th 2020
Hello again, Dear Guests and Friends.
We at BTS hope that you are in good health and close to your loved ones.
Last month, the situation in the world changed with the COVID-19 spreading all over Europe and unfortunately now, dominant in the U.S.
Here in Italy the containment measures have been extended until May 3rd and after that date the government will decide on implementing the second stage of relaxing containment: so open other activities and industries in measured stages with schools reopening last. Even our pro cycling heroes may be allowed to go back to training on the roads again! You may not have known but even they were restricted from cycling outside. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and chains lubed!
Meanwhile, the Italian government is trying to help all businesses to stay on their feet. We trust in what they are doing to help, especially in the containment measures of the virus.
We, who work in the tourism sector expect a late restart, but we are hopeful that after the virus has past, there will be an overwhelming desired conciseness on everybody’s part for a return to our activities as before: to be able to work and realize our next stupendous tours in Italy or around the world, without fear of contagion or closed borders. Pedaling or hiking while tasting exquisite local dishes with great wines.
All of the small businesses like us have been treading water for a long time now just to stay afloat and we still don’t know when business will pick up again. We are a small family business (by choice) 10 years running, and so far cushioned the blow, because we are small and united. This is why we are surviving in the marketplace today, even if we are canceling our May and June tours.
We at BTS have high hopes in the recovery and success of our business partners, to be able to work together again in order to provide our excellent services: hotels, restaurants, chefs, taxis and guides. But first of all for you, dreamers of holiday tours.
Thank you for your support!
We wish you a Happy Easter and Stay Safe!
Mauro, Arianna, Simone, Robert
March 13th 2020
Hello dear Customers,
We are sure that you have heard about what’s happening in Italy. Since 9 March, we are under extraordinary quarantine restrictions until 3rd of April, and after we will see what happens.
Without the possibility to travel in Italy, we along with most businesses were forced to shut down!!!
We must respect the measures and be responsible for everyone. Doing so we’ll be able to reopen quicker and fulfill your dream holiday!
We are working from home and replying to all concerned customers, especially guests already booked for this spring.
We are re-scheduling tours booked in april and may – because we can’t guarantee all businesses will be operational. We are working with our guests in an effort to fulfill that special holiday you wanted!
We are monitoring the corona virus outbreak in Italy and the rest of the world – we follow guidance from our government and from the WHO.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
“Spread of the virus can be slowed and impact reduced through the use of universally applicable actions, such as working across society to identify people who are sick, bringing them to care, following up on contacts, preparing hospitals and clinics to manage a surge in patients, and training health workers.
Every effort to contain the virus and slow the spread saves lives. These efforts give health systems and all of society much needed time to prepare, and researchers more time to identify effective treatments and develop vaccines.
Allowing uncontrolled spread should not be a choice of any government, as it will harm not only the citizens of that country but affect other countries as well.
We must stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity. Every person has the capacity to contribute, to protect themselves, to protect others, whether in the home, the community, the healthcare system, the workplace or the transport system. “
We believe in what our country is doing despite the consequence in terms of economy.