JULY 23, 2020
For these of us who love to take a look at the entire world, friendship and vacation are intimately connected – asking a traveler about friendship is like inquiring a fish about drinking water. It’s all about us. There are the good friends with whom we established off on our journeys and fellow vacationers we befriend along the way. There are guides with whom we make associations and locals who we satisfy as strangers and leave as pals. For people of us at TTC, wanting back again around our to start with century, friendship has shaped so significantly of who we are and what we do, in the connections to our visitors, our companions, and to just about every other. The bonds we make stretch by time, throughout cultures, and all-around the entire world.
As we all know, pals are in particular vital in tricky occasions, and this calendar year has been the most tough in recent memory. As we look toward International Friendship Day on July 30, we are especially appreciative of the pals we have made by means of journey. To celebrate, people of us at TTC have achieved out to our friends and to every single other, searching by our recollections and our scrapbooks for pictures, stories, and sayings to remind us of good friends we have manufactured alongside the street – and inspire us for the new pals we will be generating when our travels resume.
For now, we share these with you hoping they’ll inspire you to remember friendships you have built in your travels, and possibly acquire the option to attain out to a good friend this year on July 30. While conditions may avoid us from being bodily jointly, we can glimpse ahead to the time when we journey once more (#whenwetravelagain).
Until then, we’ll get by with a minor assistance from our pals.
“IN THE SWEETNESS OF FRIENDSHIP LET THERE BE LAUGHTER, FOR IN THE DEW OF Little Points THE Coronary heart FINDS ITS Morning AND IS REFRESHED.”
– KHALIL GIBRAN
JOCELYN UYGONGCO, Perception Vacations Traveler (and food stuff blogger)
“My appreciate for vacation has taken me from the Philippines across the planet and to all 7 continents. On our once-a-year university reunion visits, my pals and I have been to Spain,
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore – and Egypt! Our up coming spot: Croatia!”
“A SWEET FRIENDSHIP REFRESHES THE SOUL.”
– PROVERBS 27:9
WANDA KOWALCZYK (Right), Vice President, Products Advancement Uniworld
“Aboard the Ganges Voyager II with my expensive close friend Mo, on a Uniworld cruise of India’s Golden Triangle and the Sacred Ganges. We were dressed for a meal on deck with dancing and fireworks. Later on, the crew introduced hundreds of lanterns into the drinking water. Looking at them drift off was magical – we will treasure the memory of that evening for the relaxation of our life.”
“A Good Pal IS LIKE A Four-LEAF CLOVER: Tough TO Locate AND Lucky TO HAVE.”
– IRISH Expressing
JONATHAN RAGGETT (Proper), Managing Director Purple Carnation Hotels
MALCOLM HENDRY (Still left) Typical Supervisor of Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41 (Malcolm was just lately named Prime Standard Manager Around the globe by Luxury Travel Advisor)
“Our friendship dates back to 1999 in point we welcomed in the new Millennium from the exact place where we stand in this picture, on the roof of The Rubens at the Palace. Malcolm joined the organization as Deputy Typical Manager at The Milestone in 2000, and in 2004 was appointed Basic Supervisor of The Rubens, Resort 41 and bbar. We regard each individual other’s direct design and share a similar perception of humor and values. We the two function challenging and acknowledge the relevance of currently being out front seeking soon after our visitors and our personnel. We are very competitive – which indicates equally accommodations do much better than rivals due to the fact of our superb guest loyalty.
Outside the house work we equally have a enthusiasm for soccer, and whilst Malcolm has the edge by supporting the improved staff in the Leading League (Arsenal somewhat than West Ham), the tables are turned when it arrives to supporting our countries of birth – England v. Scotland!”
“WE ARE ALL Vacationers IN THE Entire world AND THE Greatest WE CAN Uncover IN OUR TRAVELS IS AN Genuine Friend.”
– ROBERT LOUIS STEPHENSON
LAURA MARSHALL, Contiki Traveler
“I met my greatest pal, Naomi, on a Contiki vacation in Australia in 2015. We had both of those been by means of challenging instances before booking, and bonded on a night out in Cairns. We see each and every other as much as we can, have traveled to places all above the entire world. We have decided we will go on a journey each and every calendar year to celebrate assembly. She is my soul mate!!! Every thing happens for a purpose
and assembly her topped of my currently incredible trip!”
“WE Did not Notice WE Were being Earning Memories, WE Were being JUST Owning Exciting.”
– WINNIE THE POOH
MICHAEL UNRATH, Trafalgar’s Head of Product or service for Europe and Excellent Britain
“I befriended a team of college youngsters in Murghab, Tajikistan. We didn’t discuss a term of each and every other people language, but the welcome and connection was as heat as it could be.”
“THE Highway TO A FRIEND’S Property IS By no means Extended.”
– DANISH PROVERB
NATHELLE TOGNI, Uniworld Guest
“Since my husband, Richard, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013, we have experienced the great fortune to be on 6 Uniworld Cruises. The treatment of your crews and assist of fellow passengers have designed for great experiences and friendships – here’s Richard with Henk Jan Plaatje, Captain of The River Empress. As we appear by the albums we will
treasure these journeys for a life time.”
“MANY Persons WILL Wander IN AND OUT OF YOUR Lifestyle,
BUT ONLY Genuine Buddies Go away FOOTPRINTS IN YOUR Coronary heart.”
– ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Ultimately, we invite you to look at this story of a Contiki adventure in Rome where by a team of younger travelers realized the truth of the matter of Helen Keller’s words and phrases:
“I would rather wander with a good friend in the darkish than on your own in the light-weight.”
“DON’T Walk At the rear of ME I May NOT Lead. Don’t Wander IN Front OF ME I May possibly NOT Follow. JUST Stroll BESIDE ME AND BE MY Good friend.”
– ALBERT CAMUS