Presentation on Saudi Arabia Planned for April 2024 Canada Chapter Meeting

Hello World Travelers,

I am excited to remind everyone that our first 2024 Canada Chapter meeting is set for Saturday, April 20.

Hoping your 2024 travel year is shaping up to be full of interesting destinations, new adventures and more travel stories.

I am a big fan of travel quotes, and here is one I think you might like:

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” —Ibn Battuta

On April 20 we are fortunate to have our chapter’s own incredibly well traveled mother and son duo, Colin and Carol Stevenson, as our featured speakers.

While they most often travel on their own separate adventures, in 2023 they visited Saudi Arabia together and will share timely, informative and intriguing tales about this former Middle East “Hermit Kingdom” as it opens up to the world with huge tourism ambitions.

A little insight below from Colin and Carol about their presentation:

Saudi Arabia: fascinating, but not all smooth sailing?

  • How has the country changed for tourists since Colin’s first trip in 2019 when tourist e-visas were introduced?
  • Carol and Colin traveled there in October 2023 and explored a couple of new places too — the Al-Ula region and Medina.
  • Carol is returning this month (March 2024) to experience Saudi Arabia as a solo woman traveller, and during Ramadan no less!
  • They will discuss some of the highlights and the challenges of a country that very limited tourists a few years ago and has ambitions to be a world-wide tourism leader by 2030.

Hoping again for a great turnout — for those of you who can attend in person, as well as those who would like to join the meeting via Zoom.

Please email me your RSVP for your attendance at the meeting or your desire to be part of the Zoom call connection.

Again, the meeting will take place at the Hive office at 950 Dupont Street, Suite 300 (Between Davenport and Dovercourt). Street parking is available — see Google Maps link here »

See you soon!

Rick Shaver
TCC Canada Chapter Coordinator

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Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Tel: (888) 822-0228

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