Grand European president, John Miller, recently traveled to Rome to kick off this year’s travel season with Insight Vacations. Read about his experiences in the Eternal City.
Last week I flew to Rome, Italy, to celebrate the start of the 2017 travel season and attend the Annual Tour Directors’ Meeting for Insight Vacations. You see, the travel season officially runs April thru October, and March is the time we come together to freshen up, learn new skills, and prepare to greet our first travelers of the year.
Meeting This Year’s Tour Directors
The tour directors we work with are just as well traveled as many of our guests. Before arriving in Rome, most of them have been busy traveling the globe during their “off season” – exploring places like Australia, the Canary Islands, South America, the US, Asia, and beyond. I’m deeply impressed by their love of travel and boundless curiosity about geography, culture, and art. Yes, travel is their “job” but clearly they chose travel as a profession because they love to travel – and sharing that passion with others. Those of you who have experience an Insight Vacation will know what I’m talking about; they’re committed to showing you the highlights of your destination while providing great service every step of the way.
Exploring the Eternal City
I too love to travel, and I never tire of it. I had a window seat on my flight to Italy and gazed at the country side and Tyrrhenian sea as I arrived at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.
Despite the jet lag, I quickly changed clothes and went into the city center to take in the sites. The weather was perfect – sunny and a pleasant 65°F. There were a few tour groups about, but not many. Late March and early April really can be a wonderful time to travel.