An open letter to our travel clients.
Firstly, we hope everyone is well, and our thoughts go out to everyone who has been struggling during this challenging situation.
Fortunately, most of our winter travelers had completed their EXCELLENT adventures before the world was forced into lock-down.
Unfortunately, we still had about 15 clients that were unable to enjoy their vacations as their cruises and destinations’ canceled or imposed tourism restrictions. We are happy you chose us as your travel agency and that we were here to help you navigate the complex claims process as your bookings became no longer possible.
We are confident that things will return to normal in the weeks and months to come. Planes will fly, hotels will open and travel will commence again.
With that being said, all challenges present opportunity. We expect that as soon as there is some global certainty, airplanes will resume flying, Cruise ships will sail, Resorts will re-open and life will begin to get back to normal.
It is our opinion that this is going to present incredible bargains and values as the industry tries to re-ignite and get travelers to commit to future bookings so they can start filling and project out their inventories.
Donna and I have discussed what we can do to put some hope and certainty back in our clients’ and friends lives.
For all clients, we understand that this situation may be impacting you financially. For some, the thought of a vacation may seem un-doable in the next 12 months. We think that vacations are necessary for everyone’s mental health and spiritual well being.
We also think that in times of trouble, it is important to have something to look forward to, to drive towards, to give an occasional moment of distraction, maybe allowing a little daydreaming about your next vacation and that everything is going to be alright.
We encourage you to book next winters trip as early as possible and take advantage of our E-Z Pay Vacation Lay-A-Way plan. We will work with you and help make saving/paying for your next EXCELLENT adventure an affordable reality that you can look forward to.
To all that are interested in our Buffalo Week 2021 trip. We certainly see some great opportunity for some crazy deals. With a group our size, we should have some strong bargaining power.
We anticipate some of the biggest opportunities coming from regions with high capacity such as Jamaica, Cancun, Cozumel and the Dominican Republic. These areas have a large volume of inventory (rooms) that are closed or near empty right now and will continue so for several more months.
We know we have been to some of these places but there are many different vibes in different locations even within the same countries. For instance, Negril is different for Ocho Rios. Cancun, Isla Mujeres or Cozumel is different from Riviera Maya and so on.
Donna and I would like to select a destination for the 2021 trip within the next 30 to 45 days to allow us negotiate a great deal.
We hope getting a date and destination in place, 8 to 9 months out, would give us all something to look forward to, in times such as these.
We also believe that this may help those financially impacted by the current circumstances, more time to save/budget or use E-Z Pay. We will work with you.
As always we want to make sure you have an EXCELLENT adventure
One Luv - Stay Well
Joe & Donna
Fully Bonded ICT Travel Associates
IATA / ARC / CLIA / ASTA