Reflections Of Gratitude, From Those Of Us At TTC

Posted: 22 June 2020 | Updated: 22 June 2020

Dear Traveller,

It has been said that while appreciation happens in the moment, gratitude comes only over time. These days, those of us at TTC – like travelers all around the world – are spending our time very differently than we had expected nor want to be doing right now.

With our travels put on hold, we would like to use this time to step back and reflect on the gift of travel, recalling some of the amazing places we have been, the wonder we have experienced and the people we have met.

This coming in the midst of the celebration of TTC’s first 100 years, is unfortunate, but there will be another time for that in the future. We know that the gates of travel will open again, hopefully soon, and we very much look forward to that day, and to traveling again with you. For now, we would like share some of our stories and memories of ways travel has enriched our lives. We invite you to join us, recalling travels of your own, letting collective appreciation blossom into gratitude.

With thanks,

Brett Tollman, Chief Executive - TTC

 

 

 

Reflections of Gratitude from Nellie, AAT Kings Travel Director

Having spent 18 years as a Travel Director with The Travel Corporation, it’s hard to identify a single favorite place. If I had to choose, though, I would say Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park.  Through my visits there I have become friends with the Anangu ladies, and recently I was invited to join them for a night camping in the bush to learn about Aboriginal Australian culture. It was truly an honour to sit with them around the fire, listening to stories that have been passed down for thousands of years.  

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Sleeping out under the stars in a swag on a freezing cold night in May definitely gave me a greater appreciation of existence.  Seeing how the Anangu ladies connected with the land, I came away from that experience with a much deeper appreciation of the need to stop and listen to the country.  I will be eternally grateful for that experience.

 

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To read more stories from our TTC colleagues around the world, head to TTC’s blog.

By AAT Kings