Coronavirus Update – Last updated on Monday 23rd March at 15:00

Venture Abroad Office – Potential Service Disruption

We are keen to support the Government as much as we can in its efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 and therefore we will be closing our head office in Derby to support social distancing efforts.

This is a considerable operational challenge for us and we ask people to be patient as there may be some disruption to our normal service levels.

Email is the best way to contact us during this period. If you wish to contact someone specific and have their direct email address, then please use this as all staff will be receiving emails. If your enquiry is more general, then please use our web enquiry form or simply email us at

Thank you for your patience.


All International Tours Departing 17th March – 16th April 2020

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice took effect immediately on 17th March and applies initially for a period of 30 days.

If your tour is scheduled to depart during this period, we will be in contact shortly to advise you of your options.

Please be patient while we do this. Discussions are taking place between the travel industry bodies and the Government about how the industry needs to respond to the current crisis. Consequently, we have been advised to wait for further guidance before making any decisions on how to process tours which will no longer be taking place. We are expecting advice to be issued at some point during the week commencing 23rd March and will be in contact in due course.


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