With Ukraine on Our Minds

Oberammergau

“I just returned from ‘A 7 days In… Venice, Florence and Rome’ – the employees at each individual institution we visited was pleased to see us. There was pleasure in the air in all places, and in our group in unique. I journey with Tauck for many causes, and a single is that I know I can rely on you to make absolutely sure our vacation spot is risk-free. Thank you for all your endeavours in carrying out that. I’m extremely significantly hunting forward to my subsequent trip.”

Sincerely,
Maureen O’Brien
Tauck Visitor, 2022

 

Expensive Tauck Friends and Relatives,

Like our visitor Maureen, a 9-time Tauck traveler, I’ve also just returned from Europe.  For the duration of my travels I attended the premiere of the a great deal-expected (and awe-inspiring) Passion Perform in Oberammergau, Germany, visited with Tauck partners in Munich, traveled by way of childhood getaway spots in Austria, and retrieved my son from higher education in Switzerland. I can notify you that all over my travels I was satisfied with the exact same pleasure and enjoyment shared by Maureen, and anyone from hotel employees to restauranteurs to local baristas wore smiles. It remains a incredibly particular time to check out, and a unforgettable working experience awaits people fortuitous adequate to include Europe in their summertime or slide journey options.

In all places I traveled, and starting off from the minute I arrived in Munich, I also saw the now-familiar blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. We’ve all viewed with great disappointment the unspeakable horror and senseless tragedy in Ukraine. I’m certain your heart, like mine, goes out to the Ukrainian people who have been suffering so needlessly over the earlier months. We carry on to hope and pray for a speedy and tranquil resolution to close this war.

We notice that some of our attendees may be questioning and, in truth, some have questioned us outright: Are Tauck’s journeys in Europe impacted by the conflict? Is Europe safe and sound? These are acceptable issues, specially in mild of the photos appearing 24/7 on television and across the world-wide-web. I’m writing you currently to tell you that considering the fact that April we have been working all of our river cruises and land courses in Europe easily and as prepared, generating wonderful reminiscences for 1000’s of Tauck visitors who are thrilled to be touring again.

Personally, I’d like to assure you that I felt completely and completely safe and at ease throughout my whole time in Europe. Dozens of customers from our Throughout the world Operations and Tauck Director teams have traveled from Iceland to Budapest, and we talk to our European partners and other sector colleagues everyday. All echo accurately what I felt, which is that the atmosphere throughout Europe feels really “normal.” In all the locations I frequented the customary rhythms of existence are quickly obvious and excellent to see. With out exception, our associates are relieved that tourism – and notably Tauck – is again, as our business supplies employment and revenue for locals, many of whom are supporting family members and mates in Ukraine. All agree that individuals are adhering to the information from Ukraine carefully and they hunger for peace, but otherwise their every day life move forward normally.

Make sure you know that when you vacation with Tauck your journey arrives with a in depth support system that is 97 many years in the making. It commences with the treatment and nearby information of the Tauck Directors who vacation with you on your journey and it features our community of unbelievable provider-associates all-around the earth. As part of Tauck’s ongoing functions, we cautiously keep track of functions in each individual area of the environment in which we operate, checking all relevant advisories from the U.S. Condition Department, world-wide media reports, and assistance issued to Tauck by non-public safety consultants whose products and services we keep. I want you to know that we would by no means run a tour or cruise except we were being completely certain that it is secure to do so.

In the not likely function that you really should at any time experience a disruption of a Tauck journey, we stand completely ready to help. Tauck has a remarkably properly trained World wide Response Staff comprised of workforce from all over the organization that can be activated at a moment’s discover, 24/7, 365 days a yr. What’s much more, the initiatives of our Global Response Group are bolstered by a quantity of exterior assistance businesses whose skills ranges from replacing a lost passport to arranging an crisis healthcare evacuation. You are genuinely by no means by yourself when you travel with Tauck.

And traveling now is particularly significant. I firmly think that travel is a powerful force for peace in this globe, and that our potential for comprehending and empathy raises exponentially when we working experience other areas, other cultures and other folks.

Jennifer Tombaugh

We appear forward to supporting our guests encounter this superb earth all-around us, we salute their intrepid spirit, and we thank our attendees and travel advisor partners for putting their have confidence in in Tauck.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Tombaugh

Jennifer Tombaugh
President