Irish Rugby Tours & COVID-19
We need hardly say that this has been the most traumatic period in the 25-year history of the company.
Our work here has always been a labour of love as the experience of the board goes back through fifty years of rugby. The people involved in this company have played, coached and administered the game at the highest level in the amateur and professional eras.
We recognise the loss and pain of everybody whose plans in one form or another have been disrupted, delayed or deferred. However, with them we also recognise that better times are ahead. It is our hope that we can be part of the new world of sport and travel that will return in the fullness of time.
We are very proud that all our clients’ interests were protected despite the extraordinary disruption that took place in the aviation and hospitality industries. Our staff remains the same despite the economic downturn and we have used the last six-months to prepare for the return of normality.
Our plans include a much wider range of offerings which we are all really excited to bring to the fore in the coming months. We have devised new exciting tour options including a new hosting scheme has excited us greatly.
A great man once said, “that 75% of a company’s business came from 25% of its customers.” It has been a source of pride to us that so many of our clients returned time and time again to tour with us.
We never took that loyalty for granted. For this company to return to the level of trading we will be relying on the loyalty of our old friends and working hard to make new ones.
War very often brings out the best in people.
This war is being fought with vaccines and ventilators rather than bombs and bullets.
This year Dame Vera Lynn the songstress of wartime Britain, died. One of her great songs has a resonance for all of us in the company. “We’ll meet again. Don’t know where, don’t know when. But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.”
Thank you from everybody at Irish Rugby Tours.