So sad.. but still excited.. Anyway to get on the list to upgrade if anybody with a better room cancels and we're still planning on going? #Askingforafriend :-)
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:03:27 PM
Jul 31, 2020 | HANSON
Back To The Island 2021 is being postponed to 6-10 January 2022, but HOLD ON... we're still going to Paradise!
All over the world we are experiencing a new normal, one that unfortunately for us all includes a lot less gathering together and the need to think differently about health and safety. Over the past weeks we have had to evaluate the continually changing climate around COVID 19 including new standards on travel into Jamaica, policies on social distancing and all the factors that ensure we can host a great and SAFE event for you. Though we have hoped to be able to retain our plans for the coming BTTI 2021 event, the new factors have brought us to conclude that unfortunately Back To The Island 2021 must be postponed. Yes we know, this feels like one more blow in an increasingly uncertain world, BUT the good news is … that we have good news! As artists and event organizers, we want to be good stewards of our guests and put our focus on what we CAN look forward to, so we are looking to 2022 and we hope you will join us. Good News #1 Again, we are NOT cancelling! We are excited to invite you to transfer your current booking to our new dates in January 2022. It seems wild that we could even look that far ahead, but though far away, it allows us to keep our plans together and honor your commitment to join us in Jamaica!
When? Our revised dates are 6 -10 January 2022.
Where? We're excited to return to the Jewel Paradise Cove as previously planned for 2021.
What are the details? If you would like to transfer your booking to 2022 you do not need to do anything! You will keep your room, your pricing and discounts, and all of your current payments will be put toward the 2022 event. No further payments will be required until early 2021 when the revised 2022 event on-sale begins. Of course, refunds are also available for those not able to look that far ahead. All of the information can be found below.
Good News #2 Like you, we have a future island escape on the brain, so we are going to host a series of special BTTI themed live streams in January, when we had planned to be together in Jamaica. More info to come on the streams soon!
We are so thankful for you, the incredible community of music fans who have made plans to join us on the Island and we hope you will stick with us as we look ahead to another great (however delayed) excursion in 2022, plus a little virtual celebration in January to dull the sting of this delay.
On behalf of the HANSON and Island Gigs, thank you so much for being a part of Back To The Island and for your understanding, as we work to make every event we host entertaining and SAFE for all.
See you on the island!
HANSON and Island Gigs
That will be something that IG will have to answer closer to January/Feb.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:06:43 PM
Im so sorry to hear this. As artists who rely on these events for revenue it must be a tough blow 😔
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:07:59 PM
Candice Bagan / Sherwood Park, Alberta, CA
I’m sorry to hear you guys have to go through this but I am looking forward to the live stream or whatever you guys have planned for 2021 back to the island But you guys are going to have lots of fun in 2022
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:09:35 PM
Marina Benevides Savoia / Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, BR
I know it's not a easy decision, but I'm so relieved that you did it. It was a wise decision.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:16:39 PM
Thank you for letting us know this now! I hate it for us and for y'all but BTTI22 here we come! 🏝
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:19:53 PM
Kristina Brodal Syversen / Brumunddal, NA, NO
So sad!! But I’m also kind of relieved, as I don’t think Norway would have opened up their travel ban for the US and Jamaica, meaning I would have to quarantine for 2 weeks after and not be covered by any insurance while there! :/ Thanks for letting us know so early in advance! Truly appreciate it! But omg I’m gonna miss all my Hanson peeps and the guys so much!!
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:24:38 PM
"meaning I would have to quarantine for 2 weeks after and not be covered by any insurance while there"
add that to the chance that a member could be pulled aside upon entry into Jamaica and be quarantined and that's a lot of quarantine time when you may not even be sick
I think everyone is having mixed reactions - sad the event isn't happening, but relieved because of all the hoops you'd have to jump through to get there.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:42:12 PM
Marcela Bianchini / Rio Claro, SP, BR
Great decision, guys. Hopefully 2022 will be better and healthier.
I'm looking forward for whatever you guys have planned for those BTTI themed live streams :)
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:43:47 PM
Also in the sad but relieved group. I'm sad cus it was something to look forward to but so many unknowns and every day it becomes clear we might not have any handle on it any time soon. But glad about the streams and still having something to look forward to btti 2022 here I come
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:43:52 PM
Will there be another date for late January 2022?
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:45:00 PM
Ivy McCarty / Louisville, Kentucky, US
Where the heck is that Delorean!?!?!?! I need to get out of 2020. 😦
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:45:37 PM
As a first timer, I'm so sad. I understand the reasoning but still sad.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:50:30 PM
Not gonna lie am a little bummed because I was going to skip 2021 and do 2022 for my furst time BTTI but I guess now there wont be much of a chance of going.......
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:52:52 PM
Crystal Formica / Springfield, Ohio, US
Maybe will be able to make it to 2022!!
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:53:21 PM
Tara Brock / Clinton, MS, US
Sad, but I understand why they made the decision. I'm not surprised with the way things are going, though. Has anyone asked Island Gigs if they will automatically transfer our trip insurance (purchased through them) to the new dates or if we need to call?
Posted Jul 31, 2020 02:58:09 PM
Trip insurance will be transferred
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:00:49 PM
Even though this seemed inevitable it still stung when I read the news. So sad 😭. I’m so over this stupid virus & just all of 2020 in general. Now the 🤬storm that is 2020 is rolling over into 2021.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:06:26 PM
@Josee there were still rooms available for 2021, and those should still be available for 2022. I'm also sure some people will just end up cancelling, so I wouldn't lose hope yet!
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:08:59 PM
Milly Myrr / Fairmont, WV, US
I think this is an incredibly smart decision and am glad you all are taking this COVID craziness so seriously!! I appreciate your concern for our safety! Thanks Hanson team!
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:16:38 PM
Joanne Villani / New York, NY , US
I didn't book this year, for the first time ever, because I couldn't get on board with it going on sale in the middle of all of this uncertainty. I'm bummed for those looking forward to it, but I'm relieved for anyone who wanted to opt out and wouldn't have gotten their deposit back otherwise. My guess is that it was a pretty large number, for one reason or another.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:20:30 PM
Kelli Cloud / Tazewell , Tennessee, US
So sad for the ones that were going and sorry to hear that it had to happen but it was a good call and will be a better time. Excited for the live streams and I will be booking for 2022 when on sale begins cause I've been saving for it. Again, feeling sad for the fans and my friends that were looking forward to it.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:23:20 PM
Kaitlin Walbright / Columbus, OH, US
i believe they are fully refunding those that cant make the comittment to 2022. so the only people out their deposit are those that canceled before this. everyone else that wants to commit now to 2022 is simply being rolled over
Posted Jul 31, 2020 03:26:26 PM
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