The COVID-19 pandemic has sadly claimed the Australian-based Compass Expeditions worldwide motorcycle travel company.
A Facebook statement from the company blames their closure on the “subsequent collapse of forward bookings coupled with complete lack of business confidence going forward”.
Several other motorcycle travel companies have temporarily stalled or dramatically dropped their prices.
I contacted Compass Expeditions for more details, but they have not yet responded.
A few years ago I travelled with the company on their first outback tour with Charley Boorman. They have conducted several more tours in Australia with Charley.
I found they were a highly and honourable professional company.
Compass Expeditions offers refunds
So I was not surprised to find their statement says they will offer refunds to all customers:
Currently Compass Expeditions is in a financial position to refund ALL deposits paid for ALL tours booked, however this will not always be the case if we choose to ‘hang on’, and all indicators point towards Australians not being permitted to travel internationally for a long time yet, it is therefore only prudent for us to refund all monies owed and close the doors, now,considering 75% of our clients are Australian.