been in contact with one of our tour consultants, you’ll know their love of foreign cultures, languages and for wandering the world extends far beyond the ACIS office walls. Their enthusiasm and passion for sharing educational travel to the masses is downright infectious.
Slipping in and out of conversations in the hallways about various travel plans is a daily occurrence here in our Boston headquarters. And these conversations reach its apex in January for two reasons:
Reason # 1 – January kicks off our 2013 Global Conference trips. This month, our staff will meet and greet teachers in nine different destinations around the world for a weekend of laughter, celebration, and sightseeing. (Also, it’s our way of thanking teachers for traveling with us this year.)
Reason # 2 – Vacation days. Remember those? They’re awesome and they get renewed on January 1st, which means lots of travel talk. Lots of travel plans.
Personally, I’m excited to see where 2013 will bring my coworkers, friends and peers. Their adventures not only give them a deeper sense of the world we live in, but the knowledge they accrue helps them do their jobs better. I’ve seen it firsthand. To give you a taste of which destinations were visited by our globe trotting staff last year, here’s a photo recap of the year that was 2012:
Devin (Tour Consultant) in Amsterdam
Laura (VP of Sales) in Barcelona
Chad (Tour Consultant) in Ireland
Cara (Tour Consultant) in Panama
Jessica (Tour Consultant) in Paris
…and Heidi (Regional Director) and Andre (Tour Consultant), also in Paris
Tom (Regional Director) in Riga
Jill (Tour Consultant) in Rome
Deborah (from our Madrid office) in Lisbon
Where will your first trip in 2013 take you? Somewhere familiar or a new destination? Wherever your adventures take you this year (near or far), we hope your year is filled with new experiences, good company and lots of laughter.