We can feel the frustration and pent-up demand for wanting to get away and start to travel again.
With every week that passes, the optimism to begin travelling again is getting stronger, despite the regular setbacks and mixed messages that are publicised, largely by a portion of the scaremongering media.
With the increase in vaccinations and a beginning to the easing of restrictions in sight, I hope it will start to herald the long-awaited return of confidence to be able to resume our travel adventures.
The travel industry has worked hard to keep us updated with the latest information on accommodation and destinations waiting to be explored.
We were thrilled to once again be inducted to the prestigious TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Top 50 UK & Ireland agents of 2021 and be awarded a commendation and runners-up in the London award category.
It's a great honour and validation of what we do. Congratulations to the winners and all those shortlisted.
As award nominees, we were cordially invited to attend an exclusive 2-day training webinar hosted by TTG, where some of our favourite suppliers updated us on all the latest openings and information.
Visit Florida spoke of all things non theme park related, from arts and culture to culinary delights to national parks, of which Florida has 29, along with over 500 museums and galleries and 49 national landmarks.
Cruise companies Celebrity and Princess provided updates, with the former announcing their new 'Always Included' concept, where drinks, tips and wi-fi are now standard and the latter mentioning that 2022 will see its longest UK season ever and will include voyages to Mediterranean, northern Europe and Canada and New England on the most recent addition to its fleet, Sky Princess.
Club Med unveiled their latest new destination – the stunning and fashionable Seychelles - one of the first destinations to announce the welcoming of UK visitors, whilst Iberostar advised of the latest additions to their exceptional sustainability programme, Wave of Change.
We will certainly be well versed and informed when our doors are ready to open again on 12 April.