Tales From Our Travellers
We set off on our travels with dreams, and return with memories that last a lifetime.
Now, as we near the end of what would have been the 2020 travel season, we have all been through a year like no other. While the global pandemic has resulted in so many delayed travel plans and trips, it has not stopped us from recalling the magic of our past travels – nor dreaming about where we will go in the future.
Over these past months we have heard from many guests who have been flipping through their scrapbooks and photos, reliving those memories, recalling places they’ve visited and people they’ve met through their travels with TTCs brands. That inspired us, in turn, to look through letters, emails, shared comments and postings that have come through on social media, from our guests sharing the stories of their journeys.
This month, in honor of World Tourism Day on September 27 and TTC’s 100th anniversary, we thought it fitting to share a few of those stories from several of the brands (those not included in our September video – please have a look directly below this post if you’ve not seen it yet) – tales and pictures that remind us why we do what we do.
Much as we have missed you this year, we very much look forward to serving you in the coming year – and for generations to come.
Brett Tollman, Chief Executive – TTC
Voices of our Travellers
What I loved most about the Kata Tjuta Sunset tour with AAT Kings was how much effort our tour guide, Tony, put in to make it so special and enrich our experience. He made lots of jokes, which made it fun and relaxed, which was great for me as I was travelling on my own.
His knowledge of the area astounded me and I learnt so much; he made lots of references to artists who have painted the area and reeled off quotes from poetry to put the land we were seeing into a cultural and historical context. He also played us traditional Australian songs such as 'Waltzing Mathilda' which created such an ambiance as we were driving through the desert.
Overall he made a lot of effort with us and it was all these touches that completed a once in a lifetime trip. I also loved the champagne we were given when watching the sun set over Uluru.
What I miss most about travelling is seeing new landscapes, trees and flowers, and talking to new people and getting to know what life is like for them.
When the world opens up again, I am hoping to see more of The Kimberley and Kununurra. I love anywhere the earth is red! I also am hoping to go to Exmouth and Monkey Mia as the ocean looks beautiful.
I absolutely loved the friendly hosts we had on our tour they were both very friendly very informative and very knowledgeable about Uluru and Kings Canyon. What I miss the most about travelling is discovering the unknown and the adventures. I truly can’t wait to experience travel again.
Places I’d love to visit include Katherine in NT, The Hunter Valley, Western Australia, Blue Mountains, Tasmania, and so much more. In New Zealand I’d love to visit Queenstown, Christchurch and more!
To read more stories from our TTC guests around the world, head to TTC’s blog.