With Ukraine on Our Minds


“I just returned from ‘A 7 days In… Venice, Florence and Rome’ – the workers at each and every institution we visited was satisfied to see us. There was pleasure in the air all over the place, and in our team in individual. I journey with Tauck for numerous causes, and a single is that I know I can count on you to make certain our place is harmless. Thank you for all your efforts in accomplishing that. I’m pretty significantly looking forward to my next excursion.”

Sincerely,
Maureen O’Brien
Tauck Guest, 2022

 

Dear Tauck Friends and Relatives,

Like our guest Maureen, a nine-time Tauck traveler, I’ve also just returned from Europe.  In the course of my travels I attended the premiere of the much-expected (and awe-inspiring) Enthusiasm Participate in in Oberammergau, Germany, frequented with Tauck companions in Munich, traveled as a result of childhood trip places in Austria, and retrieved my son from higher education in Switzerland. I can convey to you that in the course of my travels I was achieved with the same pleasure and pleasure shared by Maureen, and absolutely everyone from hotel staff to restauranteurs to neighborhood baristas wore smiles. It remains a pretty exclusive time to visit, and a unforgettable knowledge awaits these lucky plenty of to contain Europe in their summer time or fall travel plans.

In all places I traveled, and beginning from the second I arrived in Munich, I also noticed the now-common blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. We’ve all watched with wonderful unhappiness the unspeakable horror and senseless tragedy in Ukraine. I’m sure your coronary heart, like mine, goes out to the Ukrainian people who have been suffering so needlessly above the past months. We continue on to hope and pray for a speedy and tranquil resolution to conclude this war.

We know that some of our visitors could be thinking and, without a doubt, some have requested us outright: Are Tauck’s journeys in Europe impacted by the conflict? Is Europe safe? These are reasonable queries, specially in light-weight of the pictures appearing 24/7 on tv and throughout the online. I’m writing you today to notify you that due to the fact April we have been functioning all of our river cruises and land programs in Europe effortlessly and as prepared, generating good recollections for hundreds of Tauck company who are thrilled to be touring once more.

Personally, I’d like to assure you that I felt completely and wholly safe and sound and relaxed throughout my total time in Europe. Dozens of associates from our Around the world Operations and Tauck Director teams have traveled from Iceland to Budapest, and we discuss to our European partners and other field colleagues every day. All echo specifically what I felt, which is that the environment throughout Europe feels pretty “normal.” In all the areas I visited the customary rhythms of lifestyle are quickly clear and fantastic to see. With out exception, our associates are relieved that tourism – and notably Tauck – is back again, as our marketplace supplies careers and profits for locals, many of whom are supporting spouse and children and buddies in Ukraine. All agree that folks are following the news from Ukraine carefully and they starvation for peace, but if not their everyday life continue ordinarily.

Please know that when you travel with Tauck your journey comes with a in depth guidance system that is 97 a long time in the building. It starts off with the care and area information of the Tauck Directors who journey with you on your journey and it contains our community of extraordinary provider-companions all-around the earth. As component of Tauck’s ongoing operations, we cautiously monitor events in each individual location of the earth where by we run, checking all pertinent advisories from the U.S. Condition Section, world wide media reports, and direction issued to Tauck by personal stability consultants whose expert services we retain. I want you to know that we would hardly ever run a tour or cruise except if we ended up fully persuaded that it is risk-free to do so.

In the unlikely party that you should at any time practical experience a disruption of a Tauck journey, we stand ready to assist. Tauck has a very properly trained World wide Response Staff comprised of workers from in the course of the enterprise that can be activated at a moment’s see, 24/7, 365 times a calendar year. What’s extra, the endeavours of our Global Response Team are bolstered by a variety of external support organizations whose know-how ranges from replacing a dropped passport to arranging an emergency medical evacuation. You are certainly in no way by itself when you travel with Tauck.

And touring now is in particular significant. I firmly consider that travel is a strong pressure for peace in this environment, and that our capacity for comprehension and empathy will increase exponentially when we knowledge other places, other cultures and other people.

Jennifer Tombaugh

We appear ahead to helping our visitors experience this fantastic globe all over us, we salute their intrepid spirit, and we thank our visitors and vacation advisor associates for placing their have faith in in Tauck.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer Tombaugh
President



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