The pandemic has thrown a whole load of challenges at both the Scouting and Guiding community, as well as the travel industry as a whole; plans to travel internationally with units regrettably had to be put on hold due to the havoc caused by the pandemic.
Who would have thought when we were sat here nearly a year ago we would be having to close the doors on all trips going ahead in 2020? Not a scenario many of us would have considered, but the pandemic has forced the hand of many groups who have now had to move their plans to late 2021 and even 2022. The knock on effect of this is that we are already seeing spaces for travel in 2022 in our main destinations filling up prior to the natural surge in 2022 enquiries.
Couple this with the beginnings of a much reported successful vaccine roll out and we are certainly on a positive path towards the worlds doors re-opening.
Our team are in daily dialogue with a whole host of leaders who are all making no secret of the fact that they don’t want their group to miss out on another year of life building international travel opportunities and experiences. International travel adventures are still high on the agenda and already groups are starting to have first tentative conversations with us about their travel plans and aspirations in 2022 and even 2023.
Jade Sharif, Venture Abroad Tour Consultant comments “It’s more important than ever before for leaders to start talking to us sooner rather than later. Postponements of 2021 trips and the beginnings of a successful vaccine roll out means early signals are that demand for 2022 trips is going to be extremely high. Even if leaders don’t feel quite ready to launch the trip to their group and parents, there is a real benefit in getting the detail of the trip in place and spaces put on hold. Talking to us sooner rather than later, having everything agreed, planned and temporarily reserved means that as soon as you are ready to launch we can press go on plans and support you through the trip launch process.”
Get in early and let us help you start planning travel adventures in 2022 – never have they needed it more!