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December 2021 Newsletter

Happy December – counting down the days until Christmas!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet???  I  have some great short break and theatre break offers coming in, ideal as Christmas gifts, which I have been posting on FB so do have a look, and like my page if you haven’t already.

Every so often we need to get out of the ‘office’ and meet our colleagues and business partners. As you can imagine Covid has put paid to that over the last 18 months or so, but on Tuesday we had our first face to face event in nearly 2 years. The downside was the early start, I was up at 5am,  although I didn’t need to leave the house until 7am, to get ready and walk to the station to get the 0735am train to London. Thankfully, I didn’t have to go into the centre of London, as the event was being held at the Chelsea Harbour hotel so I could change at Clapham junction and take the overground to Imperial Wharf. So many new stations (well new to me, they could well have been there a while!!) but at least it meant I could avoid the underground. 

The event was our Business Partner Forum, where we meet with some of our business partners to find out if there is anything new, or just to refresh our knowledge of their product. It is also a chance for our CEO to let us know of anything coming up in the TTNG group. This year we have additional members of the Global group who joined us last year. It was great to see everyone, some new faces, and meet up with old friends and colleagues.
(See the attached photos courtesy of my ITE colleague, Claire.)
Next year will be our conference, which we were due to have in November 2020 but that was cancelled due to Covid and unrest in the Middle East - it was to have been held in Jerusalem. I have no further details yet, we just know one will be arranged and we will be advised of the date and location in the new year.
In January, I will be extending my opening hours from 10am to 4pm, to 10am to 6pm. As I work from home, I can be contacted most of the time, and if an email comes in outside of the above times, I will generally at least acknowledge it, and deal with it more fully the next day. For January only I will also be available Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Any bookings made in January will get £50 discount off the total cost. So do get in touch if you are planning a trip next year, or even into 2023.
I am thinking of doing a few consumer evenings, in conjunction with some of my business partners, who will come and give us a presentation on a particular destination, or to tell us about their product, so if there is a particular destination you would be interested in please let me know and I can see what I can arrange. Perhaps you would be interested in finding out more about Japan, which is a very popular destination at the moment. Do let me know by emailing me at
I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and hope that 2022 will be very prosperous for you, and we can start travelling again without too many restrictions.
See you in 2022!!!