29/09/2022

Penelope Tours

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With Ukraine on Our Minds

With Ukraine on Our Minds

“I just returned from ‘A 7 days In… Venice, Florence and Rome’ – the staff members at every single institution we visited was happy to see us. There was joy in the air everywhere, and in our group in particular. I vacation with Tauck for numerous motives, and one is that I know I can depend on you to make positive our desired destination is safe. Thank you for all your efforts in carrying out that. I’m quite a lot on the lookout ahead to my up coming journey.”

Sincerely,
Maureen O’Brien
Tauck Guest, 2022

 

Expensive Tauck Pals and Spouse and children,

Like our guest Maureen, a 9-time Tauck traveler, I have also just returned from Europe.  In the course of my travels I attended the premiere of the significantly-predicted (and awe-inspiring) Passion Engage in in Oberammergau, Germany, visited with Tauck companions in Munich, traveled by way of childhood trip places in Austria, and retrieved my son from higher education in Switzerland. I can convey to you that all over my travels I was met with the same joy and excitement shared by Maureen, and everyone from resort team to restauranteurs to local baristas wore smiles. It remains a quite particular time to pay a visit to, and a unforgettable encounter awaits those people fortunate sufficient to incorporate Europe in their summer season or fall journey plans.

Almost everywhere I traveled, and setting up from the minute I arrived in Munich, I also observed the now-common blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. We have all viewed with excellent disappointment the unspeakable horror and senseless tragedy in Ukraine. I’m confident your heart, like mine, goes out to the Ukrainian individuals who have been suffering so needlessly above the past months. We carry on to hope and pray for a quick and tranquil resolution to finish this war.

We understand that some of our friends may possibly be asking yourself and, in truth, some have requested us outright: Are Tauck’s journeys in Europe impacted by the conflict? Is Europe risk-free? These are sensible thoughts, primarily in light of the photos showing 24/7 on tv and across the online. I’m creating you nowadays to convey to you that considering that April we have been working all of our river cruises and land applications in Europe smoothly and as planned, generating good recollections for thousands of Tauck friends who are thrilled to be touring all over again.

Individually, I’d like to guarantee you that I felt totally and fully safe and sound and comfortable in the course of my overall time in Europe. Dozens of customers from our Around the globe Operations and Tauck Director teams have traveled from Iceland to Budapest, and we converse to our European partners and other sector colleagues everyday. All echo accurately what I felt, which is that the atmosphere throughout Europe feels pretty “normal.” In all the spots I visited the customary rhythms of existence are quickly evident and fantastic to see. Devoid of exception, our partners are relieved that tourism – and especially Tauck – is back, as our sector supplies work opportunities and cash flow for locals, lots of of whom are supporting household and pals in Ukraine. All agree that persons are pursuing the information from Ukraine carefully and they hunger for peace, but in any other case their daily lives proceed ordinarily.

Make sure you know that when you vacation with Tauck your journey will come with a extensive help system that is 97 decades in the producing. It starts with the care and area information of the Tauck Directors who vacation with you on your journey and it involves our network of remarkable supplier-partners all over the globe. As component of Tauck’s ongoing operations, we diligently monitor gatherings in every spot of the earth in which we function, monitoring all relevant advisories from the U.S. State Department, global media studies, and steering issued to Tauck by personal security consultants whose expert services we keep. I want you to know that we would under no circumstances function a tour or cruise except if we ended up wholly persuaded that it is harmless to do so.

In the unlikely party that you really should ever encounter a disruption of a Tauck journey, we stand ready to help. Tauck has a extremely experienced International Reaction Team comprised of staff from all through the business that can be activated at a moment’s discover, 24/7, 365 days a 12 months. What’s extra, the initiatives of our Global Reaction Crew are bolstered by a variety of exterior guidance organizations whose experience ranges from changing a lost passport to arranging an unexpected emergency medical evacuation. You are certainly under no circumstances by itself when you travel with Tauck.

And touring now is especially critical. I firmly feel that travel is a robust drive for peace in this earth, and that our capacity for knowing and empathy will increase exponentially when we expertise other places, other cultures and other people.

Jennifer Tombaugh

We seem forward to helping our attendees encounter this superb world all around us, we salute their intrepid spirit, and we thank our visitors and travel advisor companions for placing their have faith in in Tauck.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer Tombaugh
President