After launching with a series of research trips in 2018, TravelMaven made its first offering in April 2019 - a Great City Walking Tour of Paris. This was followed with two more successful debuts - an Urban Hiking Adventure to South Korea in October, and German Christmas Markets & Castles in December.
Looking back now, it’s hard to believe 2020 started so strong with two successful tours to South Africa. In fact, we were on our March Break Kruger Safari when things suddenly turned upside down. In the end, after cancelling everything else, the only tour left on our 2020 schedule is Christmas Markets & Castles - and even that remains tentative at this point.
The good news is we have a full calendar set for 2021 - including new tours to Israel, German Car Museums and Azerbaijan plus Istanbul. When added to our previous offerings, this is sure to make for another amazing year! And looking further down the road, we’ve decided to add three new tours each year, with Morocco, Uganda/Rwanda and Moscow/St. Petersburg to be added in 2022.
While the COVID-19 virus has wreaked havoc with all our plans for 2020, the world has begun to find its feet and travellers are starting to think about what’s next. While the travel experience itself is sure to change, the human desire to experience new things and see new places hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, we think people will be more interested than ever to fulfill their Bucket List dreams.
So, here’s to more amazing experiences at affordable prices in the future!
Barry Devolin - June 22, 2020