Newsletter Nr. 1 Interbourse 2021 Lech/Zuers, Austria

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Dear Interbourse Fellows

The Covid-19 crisis has dominated our lives and as a result the headlines since the beginning of the year. There is no doubt that the pandemic and its effects are posing enormous challenges for the world. Nonetheless, we are confident that you are all coping well with the current difficult situation and are healthy.

Regrettably the planned Interbourse event in the Aosta valley had to be cancelled. The decision was certainly based on the fact that Italy has been hit extremely hard by the pandemic. At this point we would like to thank Team London for all their work and are looking forward to Interbourse 2022 in Courmayeur.

In mid-July the team captains were sent a letter, some of you may have seen it already. After we have received the comments of the captains and also appreciated their concerns, we would like to share our planning for the next year with you.

We clearly believe that Covid-19 will not simply disappear for a considerable period of time, however the world will continue to turn and we all have to deal with the new situation, society as a whole and everyone in her or his own way – and so does INTERBOURSE.

Therefore, and not least for reasons of continuity, we have decided to organise a “covid compliant edition” Interbourse 23–30 January 2021.

Of course, we hope that Covid-19 will soon be brought under control as effectively as possible. In the meantime, the protection concepts are being further refined to contain the spread of the virus. Countries such as Switzerland and Austria have managed and survived the situation well and are recording low numbers of new infections. Neither we as organizers nor the people responsible for the venue have any interest in giving the pandemic room to spread further. We are convinced that the protection concept of Lech Zuers meets all health requirements. Please find below their latest information on the COVID measures:

www.lechzuers.com/en/safety-covid-19/

The measures will of course be permanently adapted to the current situation.

We have deliberately decided against a closed and limited event – of course, everyone is welcome to participate in the IB21 in January. With the highly attractive cancellation conditions and the COVID protection measures taken in Lech Zuers, the conditions for hosting IB 21 are fulfilled in the best possible way.

Despite all adversities, we have succeeded in negotiating attractive exit or cancellation conditions that are appropriate to the circumstances:

Accomodations:

Cancellation conditions:
Until 31 days before arrival date        no cancellation fees
30 days before arrival date                 30 %
14 days before arrival date                 90 %

Bookings:
For accommodation Lech Zuers Tourism will provide support:

Contact:
Lech Zuers Tourism
Miss Anna Acuto
Phone. +43 5583 2161-235
or via e-mail: interbourse@lechzuers.com

Registration Fee:
Regular Fee:    € 550 until 31st October 2020
Late Fee:         € 650 after 1st November 2020

Refund Policy:
In case of cancellation of the event due to COVID measures in Lech Zürs, the paid registration fee will be refunded minus a small commission of € 50 to cover the costs incurred.

In case of cancellation of registrations for other reasons the registration fee will be refunded as follows:
until 8th January 2021 less € 50
after 9th January 2021 less € 100

Skipass:
6 days skipass   € 300 incl. Deposit

For a tentative program and to register for IB2021 please see www.interbourse.org

We look forward to welcoming many of you in Lech Zuers.

For any question as always, please do not hesitate to contact: info@ibexec.com

Sporty greetings

IBX

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