Dwelling in New England, close to to Plimoth Plantation and Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Freedom from Need” portray, I may very well be tempted to consider this American vacation as solely one in every of peaceable welcome, household gatherings, ample meals and soccer.
This 12 months, for me and for all of us at Tauck, Thanksgiving means far more.
As journey has robustly returned in 2022, you – our valued patrons – traveled on hundreds of journeys in additional than 60 nations on all seven continents. We noticed your pleasure in your pictures and movies. We met you with a heat welcome and delight. We cheered your pleasure to be touring once more. You deliberate journeys for 2023 and even perhaps 2024.
We all know journey was not all the time simple: baggage was misplaced, restrictions typically modified, Covid remained stubbornly current, and hoteliers, airways and, really, all in tourism and hospitality struggled to rebuild workers and repair to match the unprecedented restoration in journey. Fortunate to be out on the street assembly our friends and companions this 12 months, I noticed a lot of this primary hand.
Every time I pack my bag once more, I take into consideration a 12 months in the past, when the world was simply starting to journey once more. I take into consideration the enthusiastic response you all have had. I take into consideration the kudos letters you despatched. I take into consideration the tales and the grins on the faces of these of you I met this 12 months. I take into consideration how onerous our staff labored to deliver your long-awaited goals to life. I consider this, and I’m grateful. All of us at Tauck are grateful. We really feel honored and blessed that you just saved your journey goals alive us.
On this American Thanksgiving once we can once more rejoice the liberty to journey, thanks for being a part of our household.
Could your family members be protected and effectively, and should your tables be plentiful with laughter and pleasure,
Jennifer Tombaugh, President
The origins of America’s Thanksgiving are most frequently related to the settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts; our longtime journey companions there, Plimoth Patuxet, shared with us some behind-the-scenes tales – and authentic recipes from the 1600s – to counterpoint our Thanksgiving vacation. The recipes are nonetheless well timed at the moment – have a look!