Rachel, our European Operations manager, recently attended a conference for the European Tour Operators Association in the UK. This was the first in person event for ETOA in 20 months! It was such a refreshing change from the countless virtual "conventions" during the last year and a half.
Everyone was so happy to be there, confident that the travel protocols necessary for them to get there were keeping them safe. The day consisted of more than 30 meetings with current and new European service providers. After not seeing or being able to work together for two tour seasons, the reunions with our partners were very joyous! Everyone seemed to be feeling very positive about getting back to European travel by spring of 2022.
Rachel also visited some of our hotel partners in Dublin, Ireland and found that they are very eager to welcome international guests, and all were very committed to health and safety measures to ensure a positive and safe experience.