We were very pleased to see that, in addition to the return of International Travel this week, the School Travel Forum has issued a School Trip Planning Statement stating that schools may now proceed to book future trips, departing from 5 September 2021 onwards. Following this, we are delighted to have received a flurry of new enquiries!
Why do we believe that now is a good time to start thinking about your next tour?
With many travel plans from 2020 postponed to 2021 and 2022, we’re starting to see limited availability in some hotels and venues. We advise that you start planning sooner rather than later.
2. Lower costs
After a number of months of empty beds and seats, hotels and airlines are offering exceptionally good rates at the moment, and this may not last. Booking earlier ensures that you’re “locking in” to the best value
Having things to look forward to has been essential for all of us in the recent dispiriting times, especially for performers facing the postponement of rehearsals and performances. Anticipating a tour has proved to be a source of motivation and consolation for many of our clients
4. More planning time
Perhaps you’re working with many new members this year, or rehearsing in smaller chamber groups? Having dates in the diary gives more planning time to focus on the artistic elements driving your group
Lockdown is of course easing at different rates in different countries. We are being kept constantly up to date by our unique network of locally based exclusive representatives on the re-openings of concert venues, churches etc and on the various protocols concerning performances and health and safety in their region. As you will know, rules can vary widely even within one country – e.g. between Germany’s “Laender” or States. We are delighted to be receiving new enquiries for 2022 as well as finalising arrangements for a youth orchestra tour to a low-risk area of central Europe in October 2021. We all know how much everyone is looking forward to the return of live music-making!
Our tour planning team is fully operational and looking forward to hearing from you! Please call us on 020 8799 8360 or email: email@example.com
With our best wishes for the continuing return towards “normal” during the Summer