Corporate member Travelbound outlines how planning ahead could save your group time and money on tour
In light of the pandemic and many restrictions on music-making, ensembles will have set aside any tour plans for the foreseeable future. There are much bigger challenges to overcome to ensure the immediate survival of your ensemble, such as the ability to meet in person and rehearse as a group. Travelling elsewhere and performing at a new venue seems improbable at a time when borders are closing and local lockdowns are in place across the UK. However, there are a number of excellent reasons why this is exactly the right time to plan a tour.
Many travel companies like Travelbound allow groups to start planning early. Thinking long-term and planning for a music tour in 2022 will give your members the confidence to travel again and the means to save and budget comfortably.
During these times of uncertainty, your ensemble needs something to focus on: a goal for their music-making, a reward for all their hard work, but also something new and exciting to look forward to and strive towards
During these times of uncertainty, your ensemble needs something to focus on: a goal for their music-making, a reward for all their hard work, but also something new and exciting to look forward to and strive towards.
Planning for the day when going on tour will be 'normal' again will help boost your ensemble’s morale and mental health.
It is no secret that the travel industry – much like the world of entertainment and culture – has suffered greatly from the pandemic and lost large numbers of bookings to the international travel ban and people’s reluctance to leave the country. The industry is understandably keen to resume business and attract customers, and this often translates to reduced pricing. This means that you and your group stand to benefit financially if you decide to book a tour now.
Performance at Spa Podebrady, Czech Republic
Travelbound has reviewed its terms and conditions to ensure it provides customers with the best possible flexibility when booking for 2022. Generous free cancellation policies, the creation of portable deposits and the opportunity to spread the tour cost over four payments are all measures designed to inspire confidence in travel and reassure you that – should the current situation not improve – your money will not be lost.
You will, of course, want to be sure that the transport providers, venues and accommodation have all been vetted carefully. Travelbound ensures health and safety is of paramount importance and only works with suppliers who follow strict coronavirus protocols. As a specialist youth travel company and full members of the School Travel Forum, we have always kept safety at the forefront of our thoughts.
So, whether you are dreaming about a European tour or a shorter UK-based trip for 2022, inject some hope in your music-making, make the most of our current prices, and start planning now!
Find out more about how Travelbound can help with your plans by emailing visiting their website, calling 01273 265 259 or