PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Saying it was great to get out last week for the travel industry’s first major in-person event since the pandemic would be a gross understatement.
Besides just the change of scenery that the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit offered, it was fun to socialize with old and new friends and resume a somewhat normal work life.
But I am clearly out of practice. By the end of day three in Cancun I was so tired after wrapping up my final story that after making an obligatory walk on the beach and around the pool area of the Moon Palace Resort, the only thing I really wanted to do was soak in the huge tub in my room with a glass of wine and room service.
As luck would have it, however, ALG Vacations had invited me to their first big post-pandemic event in the Dominican Republic starting the next day. And since it was their 500 Club Silver rewards…