Everyone at Active England wanted to say a big thank you our guests and to the wider Active England family for helping us through the current difficult times and at the same time and pay tribute to those who are helping directly with the pandemic in the NHS in the UK and the healthcare profession globally as well as those in supporting health and non-health functions – we salute and thank you for enabling the world and our industry to start on the road to recovery.
Travel is a force for good for many reasons, but without a sound Global medical strategy coupled with the confidence to travel, it will take time and at the end of the day travel is not a necessity! We are prepared for any scenario, and whilst we hope for a quick return, we don’t want to do this at the expense of common sense or ethical practice.
As we move into the next stage of the pandemic, we wanted to thank our guests whose understanding and good humour has been a real fillip and to our team who have been working hard to minimise the obvious impact of the pandemic. We believe we are in a strong position to bounce back in late 2020 and 2021, however gradually travel gets back to the “new” normal. We will also be focusing on a range of new health and safely procedures to ensure we are ready for the gradual easing of restrictions with the health and well-being of all our guests, team and partners of the upmost importance.
We’ve also been looking at the business and made some significant changes to our line-up of tours, to give more choice internationally and to give the UK consumer a new and unique range of travel experiences which we are terming, multi-activity. We have curated new tours, with amazing routes, wonderful new accommodation partners and trained all our team to be able to lead multi activity adventures, featuring cycling and walking (as you would expect), as well as Paddle-boarding, Canoeing and Kayaking, Swimming, Surfing and Coasteering to name a few. We’ve also instigated the firepit dinners and the “free” beer and wine fridge on all multi-activity adventure breaks to help bring our guests together in the evenings for truly memorable experiences in wonderful surroundings.
We remain positive and thankful in equal measure and look forward to running tours in the near future. With thanks to all who will have made it possible.