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Phones are monitored Monday through Friday 9am - 3pm. 


Friday, May 8th: Deep Dive With Mark

Last Sunday on The Travel Guys Radio ShowTom Romano talked to Mark about what it was like to be a tour operator at this moment in time.  We thought you might enjoy hearing the interview, if you didn't catch it on the program. Fair Warning: It's just audio (from the radio) and is about 9 minutes long.

The Travel Guys can be heard this Sunday at 5pm on KFBK, 1530AM/93.1FM.  Next week, the show returns to its regular time, 3pm on Sunday.  Each week, Mark and Tom share the Travel News, offer tips to make you a smarter traveler and connect you with the best travel reporters and consumer advocates. This Sunday, they invite you to call in and share your favorite story of travels with your mom.

Thursday, April 9th: Corona Virus Update

The owner of Sports Leisure Vacations, Mark Hoffmann, offers an update. Topics include the new date for Spring Tour Preview Day, along with a not-attending-in-person option. Mark updates the canceled trips (anything up to June 25 for day trips, up to July 10 for extended tours) and shares his wisdom regarding the shut down. Phones are currently monitored by a skeleton staff, 9am – 3pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 916-361-2051.  You can reach Mark by e-mail at

While many of us are itching to get back to travel, it’s important to consider safety and that’s exactly what we are doing.  People before profits.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Thursday, April 9th: Corona Virus Update

The guru of travel at Sports Leisure, Mark Hoffmann, updates our travelers on refunds, which trips are still operating and a host of other important items.  The phones at Sports Leisure are being answered remotely from 9am - 3pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (916)361-2051.  You can also reach Mark by email at  Our web address is  Everyone stay safe and Mark will "see" you on the radio Sunday (new time 5pm) for The Travel Guys.

Of course, it’s not business as usual.  But if we all pull together, limit our personal contact, and stay well, brighter days are ahead.  When those days come, travelers will want to travel.  We are planning for that day.


Office Closed, Reduced Phone Hours due to Stay at Home Order

Because of the governor’s Stay at Home Order, our office will be closed until May 15th.  Our phones are being monitored, 9am - 3pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are working mostly from home with very limited staffing.  Let’s try and do everything by phone or mail/e-mail for now, if at all possible.

Weekly Updates on The Travel Guys Radio Show

Mark and Tom will be updating you every Sunday at 5pm on KFBK, 1530AM/93.1FM.  Specifically, at 5:20 or so each week, Mark will give an update specific to Sports Leisure Travelers.  The rest of the hour is filled with great travel information.  Join The Travel Guys every Sunday at 5pm.

Please Be Safe

Nearly everyone reading this update fits into a higher risk category for the virus.  Be smart, limit your contact with others, encourage other family members to do the same. 

Because most of us are a little older, this isn’t our first rodeo.  We remember 9-11, the political assassinations in the 60’s and other bumps in the road.  It’s up to us to convince the younger folks this is serious business, so we can get through this together. 

To view the current cancellations for tours, please see our Impact of Coronavirus and Response page.




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