It has been
a difficult year for us all and now we are reaching a time where
at least someone is considering turning on the light at the end
of the dark tunnel. Here at Photoventures we now turn our thoughts
once again to the future and when to restart our tour programme.
With the exceptional
vaccine programme implemented by the United Kingdom Government and
also the United States of America, our main travel destination,
one can begin to consider that the time is approaching where we
will all be safe enough to travel.
That said Photoventures feels that this is still some way off and
more time is required to assess the complete picture. In abandoning
our tours last year, we took great care to consult our clients and
ensured that no one was a single penny out of pocket.
Now we need
to begin to consider our future plans and will be taking a cautious
approach with the health and well-being of our clients first and
foremost in our decision process.
What is clear
is that the Covid situation remains volatile around the world and
far from being under control, as witnessed by continued lockdowns
in many countries. It is also clear that the virus is most virulent
during the winter months and no one can be sure that there will
not be another upsurge through the winter of 2021-22. With that
in mind Photoventures has decided that it will not begin its tour
programme until the late spring, early summer 2022. I appreciate
this will disappoint those who missed out on our 2021 Winter in
Yellowstone tours, but safety must come first, and a cautious approach
is called for.
plans to begin its 2022 programme with our cancelled tour ‘Iceland
Spring’. This will be followed by a Wild Yellowstone tour
and the Rocky Mountain Gold tour. We will also be planning a Winter
in Yellowstone tour for January 2023. The details of these tours
will appear on the website soon.
It is only fair
that the clients who were booked on the cancelled tours are given
first option for the new tour dates, as they had already committed
to travel with Photoventures. Those clients who were booked on a
cancelled tour and who wish to join us on our future adventures
should contact Photoventures to confirm their interest.
I do hope that
you will all understand our cautious approach, which is done wholly
with the health and safety of our clients in mind.