27,608 kilometres over 6 different cities within 7 days, did the St Helena Tourism Roadshow set a new record, being the first to depart St Helena, visit six different cities and return to the Island all within 7 days, or if we were to be pedantic about it we could say 6 days and 23 hours and 20 minutes. These stats does not include intercity travel or walking, which the latter in some instances recorded by my Fitbit exceed 40,000 steps per day.
Not that record-breaking was the main objective of this venture as Island Images is extremely happy with the achievements of the week. After a stopover in Johannesburg, the ExCel in London became the first part of the adventure before moving on to Paris in France, a stopover in Zurich and then a flying visit to the RMS St Helena in Capetown Harbour, before returning to the Island via Johannesburg.
It’s been 3 days since returning to the Island and having been able to catch up with everything and analyse the work done over the past week, it’s pleasing to have already received enquiries from Tour Companies interested in using our destination management service and are looking forward to positive outcomes.
It is certain that each of the 11 strong delegation, benefited from this arduous excursion halfway around the world and that each will value in their own way. For island Images, the value comes in several different ways, more so from the knowledge and experience gained.