When you decide to travel with Encore, we want you to feel confident in your decision. In order to meet the specific needs of all travelers, we have introduced several new benefits for both directors and passengers. Learn more about these new policy enhancements and additions that have been carefully designed to meet your unique needs; regardless of where you are in the planning process. With our worry-free guarantee, you can get started today with zero risk!
Sign up 25 or more participants for a new 2022 international tour by October 1, 2021, and you will receive two complementary spots on Prelude, our annual professional development weekend for ensemble directors. This year's event will take place from November 10-14, 2021, in Budapest, Hungary and will be filled with once-in-a-lifetime musical experiences.
We have extended our worry-free guarantee for any new groups or participants who sign up for a 2022 tour! For trips departing before May 1, 2022, all payments are risk-fre until November 1, 2021. For trips departing after May 1, 2022, payments are risk-free through December 1, 2021. This means participants can cancel for any reason before those deadlines and receive a full refund.
New passengers who register for their tour before July 1, 2021, will automatically be entered into a monthly drawing to win one of five $1,000 Encore travel scholarships. The first winner was selected on March 1, with subsequent drawings occurring on the first of each month. Register early and maximize your odds of winning one of these great prizes.
Directors who meet the outlined criteria are eligible for Prelude; a five-day trip for music directors that will take place in Budapest, Hungary from November 10-14, 2021.
We hope you will join the Encore staff and your fellow music directors for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate the return of travel in style. We have all been missing the unique bonds and connections formed on the road, and this is a great opportunity to network with your fellow directors, enjoy private events at Liszt Academy and the home of Béla Bartok, attend a performance at one of Hungary's most historic cathedrals, and take in all of Budapest's incredible art, architecture, food, and culture.
It's been a long time since any of us have been able to travel, and we are looking forward to once again connecting in person and sharing in the universal language of music.
At Encore, we consider the safety of participants to be our top priority. We also want travelers to feel confident about booking their next trip. That's why we're excited to announce our the latest enhancements to our industry-leading Protection Plans.
With our Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan, you have complete flexibility in planning your upcoming tour. Cancel for any reason up to 4 days before your departure, and you will still receive a full cash refund!
Find out why music directors choose to travel with Encore Tours
Encore, ACIS, and our parent company, AIFS, is a reliable and financially stable organization with over 50 years experience. As of December 31, 2020, AIFS maintains over $130 million in cash, including a $50 million loan provided through the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) authorized under the CARES Act. These cash reserves not only represent our fiduciary responsibility to safeguard our participants’ deposits, but also assure
our ability to deliver the high-quality service to which our customers have become accustomed.
AIFS also maintains high-quality real estate holdings, adding over $90 million to our already sizable accumulation of assets and allowing access to further liquidity when needed. These properties increase the assurance and reliability that AIFS can deliver high quality educational travel programming for years to come.
In addition, AIFS holds a $51 million general liability insurance policy with Lexington Insurance Company covering school districts and teachers. We can provide a certificate of liability upon request.
Are you ready to take your ensemble to new places? Get a quote from one of our tour consultants and learn how you can take advantage of these brand new incentives!