No doubt this global pandemic crisis has abruptly changed our lives. We have all stopped hugging each other, being with all our family and friends. We were forced to isolate ourselves, to stop travelling, to change our routines at work.
Suddenly our world no longer seemed the same world. A lot of people lost their jobs, a lot of people got sick with this pandemic and suddenly, nothing is as it was.
We, Domitur and Algarve Nature Tours, saw one year of work destroyed in 15 days. We were forced to cancel all our clients’ trips, return the money and suddenly we were left with 3 years of lost work. The one in 2019, where we took care of the reservations of our clients who were travelling in 2020; the one in 2020, because there were no reservations and the one in 2021, because normally our clients book everything one year in advance. We still don’t know what 2022 will be like, but we predict it will take time to rebuild everything we lost at this stage.
However, we are not to lower our arms and not being able to offer the possibility to our clients to visit Portugal, we still want to transmit them hope!
We wanted to create a fun moment.
And we thought, why not call the world to participate?
Why not do something great in which everyone can participate in the place where they live and in this way we can share experiences, know each other even if it is virtually. Show that we are united even though physically we have to be separated. We need to keep hoping that we will all travel again!
We believe that this will be the first of a gigantic wave of excellent initiatives that we can develop. A community initiative, that brings people together, that promotes responsible and sustainable tourism, that stimulates local commerce, supporting your city’s travel agencies. Because united we are stronger and we go further.