The global pandemic has abruptly changed our lives. We have all stopped hugging each other, we are no longer with our family and friends. We were forced to isolate ourselves, to stop travelling, to change our routines at work. Suddenly our world seems different. Many people lost their jobs, others got sick with this pandemic and, suddenly, nothing was what it used to be.
It only took 15 days to destroy one year of work at Domitur and Algarve Nature Tours. We were forced to cancel all of our clients’ trips, and return the deposits, on projects we had been working for a long time. Travel for 2021 is still uncertain which means all the work done during 2020 was unproductive. And 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 lowering our arms! We want to offer hope for those wishing to visit Portugal in the near future. We want 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 wherever 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 soon!
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.