Travel News for Week of May 3

By May 3, 2020Blog

Hi Everyone,

Conde’ Nast Traveler had a very interesting article this week about the passport.   Although the passport has been around since the late 1700’s,  originally they were available only to a few select citizens and were more of a status symbol.  They were more like a letter of reference than a means of identification. It was in the wake of first World War that passports became the document we know today.  The application fee was $1.    There were 20,690,491 passports issued in the U.S. in 2019.   Innovations have occurred over the years.  Many nations have begun to use biometrics that can be linked to the passport. For more information, check out Conde’ Naste Travel, May 2. Good read.

Tired of the same old things on TV?  Here are a few travel movies you may want to try: Out of Africa. Mama Mia, Two for the Road, The Godfather, Under the Tuscan Sun, Eat, Pray, Love.

We are very excited to tell you that we are going to attempt our first Zoom presentation.   My friend and Business Development Manager, Ed McKenna, will go through the itinerary for our upcoming Shades of Ireland tour.  He’ll be able to answer questions and address any concerns.   Obviously, we’d love you to join us on this trip but we know that many of you have already done Ireland.   The meeting may just be a chance to reminisce about your  trip.  If you are thinking about Ireland this will be a good opportunity to see the itinerary.   No pressure involved.    It will be fun to see many of you on Zoom!   It is schedule for May 15 at 9:30am.   Here is all you will need to do with your computer.  Click on one of the numbers below.

Computer:

 +16465588656,,97603216570#    

or

http://+13017158592,,97603216570#

 

You can also join by phone:

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