We checked in with Jascivan ‘Jasci’ Carvalho, Tropic Ecuador GM, a year into the pandemic to get his thoughts for the strong return of travel in 2021. View the video above to hear from Jasci directly, and read more of his anniversary thoughts below.
“Has it really been a year? Time has shifted a bit strangely in the last twelve months, but we see the light at the end of the tunnel and are marching through these early months of 2021 with renewed optimism. Over the past year we have been challenged in ways we could not have imagined, but we have persevered. We never stopped working or innovating. When travel was suspended, we were providing educational (and fun!) opportunities through webinars, crafting and testing important health and safety protocols for the return of travel, creating innovative new product like our Adventure Vans, new treks, exclusive-use villas and more.
While things have not yet fully returned to normal, we are seeing great progress. What was a trickle last year is now a steady stream, and we could not be happier to be here for our beautiful country, our local communities and most especially – your travelers! Thank you all for your continued support. The entire team at Tropic is so grateful!
Be sure to view my anniversary message (and get a beautiful view of Quilotoa crater where we had just arrived after a three day trek to scout a new lodge-to-lodge adventure – stay tuned for news on it!).”