The first live edition of the Travel Open Day Summer Ri-party which brought together in Rome in the scenic location The Sanctuary, a few steps from the Colosseum, numerous operators, travel agencies and representatives of trade associations.
“It is not a party but a signal of restart and desire to work – he clarifies Daniela Battaglioni, editor of Travel Quotidiano and creator of the event -; after a long time we felt the need to reorganize our events to concretely give a message of trust in collaboration with our partners. We are aware of the difficult situation and we will continue to take action to follow all the changes in the market and the gradual restart ».
Many partners present at the event who were able to meet the agency network and organized tourism operators.
Ample space for tourism bodies. «The entity has always maintained a constant link with the trade – he comments Viviana Vukelic, director of the Croatian National Authority – we are currently receiving over 500 thousand tourists, and we are always in contact with Italian agencies through Fiavet to push the summer. We are also strengthening the security procedures with many buffer points ».
Clear objectives for Spain too, «the destination is responding well to the demand of the Italians – he confirms Jorge Rubio Navarro director of the Spanish Tourist Board in Rome – but above all we focus on the training of adv with various projects ».
The Thailand he starts again safely: «Now we can say ‘let’s go back to traveling’ – he specifies Sandro Botticelli marketing manager -. From 1 July, the island of Phuket is in fact the first Thai destination to open its doors to foreign tourists, revoking the quarantine requirements under the Phuket Sandbox program, Thailand is part of the D list and agencies can legally sell a package. Kho Samui will also reopen from 15 July. To date we have registered 15 thousand departures, small numbers but a good omen ».
Also Alessandro Misseri of Qatar Airways strengthens the link with the trade by confirming the «20 weekly frequencies from Rome and Milan, and a policy of flexibility and protection active until the end of September. We are waiting for the resumption of traffic ».
Also for car rental, the trend is encouraging, To rent announces ten new openings in Italy by 2022.
They were also present at the event Ami Assistance, Ota Viaggi, Avalon Waterways, Identity Plus, King Holidays, Malta, Mikrotour, Originaltour, Ota Viaggi, Sporting Vacanze, Nicko Cruises.
Associations including Ivana Jelinic, national president of Fiavet, Andrea Mele vice president Astoi, Flavia Franceschini, general manager Astoi, Cinzia Renzi president of Assoviaggi Lazio.
The next appointment will be at Milan on 8 July at Terrazza Palestro (Via Palestro, 2) again with the presence of the partners Croatia, Qatar Airways, Spain Tourism Board, Thailand Tourism Board, Rhaetian Railway. I Grandi Viaggi, Msc and Renting.