What a year! 2020 is a year we will all definitely remember! We have to admit that it was quite a challenge for us and our sector. After a wonderful start of the year and great projects planned we had to cancel them all, as you can imagine. But as the saying goes: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. So here we are, writing to you safe and sound, and most of all, grateful.
From the very beginning, our goal has been to remain active and resilient. This is how we have worked on new tours and experiences (in the districts of Ménilmontant and Saint-Antoine), a Chinese Street Food Tour, and cultural getaways around Paris. Quite soon, we have begun to explore the virtual world and create virtual tours and talks for our partners and clients. We have been expanding our network, strengthening our bonds with overseas partners and actively participating in different international online forums and fairs as exhibitors as well as guest speakers.
If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it is that we always need to adapt and keep ourselves open to new opportunities, when we’re not actually creating them! We feel very grateful for all the people who have reached out to us, supported us, partnered with us and become our clients during these difficult times and we are looking forward to 2021!
Last but not least: we’re excited to announce a new partnership with the Sorbonne Nouvelle University of Paris and tourpreneur Beyond Romania, with whom we are working on a 1-day Online Guided Tour Festival named Travel from Home.
This event will take place on 20 March 2021. It will be proposed for free, but donations will be welcomed to support a charity organization.
Keep strong and the spirit high, 2021 can only be better and we’ll be working on it with you and for you!
Happy new year!
Nikki & Frederic
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