Every spring, the Wells Gray Tours team meets for our annual staff retreat, an in-person meeting for our entire team that includes workshops, guest presentations, and planning future tours. A new destination is selected for the retreat each year to help educate our team on the cities we frequent on our tours.
This year the retreat was held in charming Victoria, and despite a bit of rain and wind, we had a fantastic time exploring the city. We stayed right in the Inner Harbour at the lovely Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, which had spacious suites, excellent service, and a convenient location. We also made sure to test the libations at Clive’s Classic Lounge—an award-winning cocktail bar located in the lobby.
During our meetings, we hosted guest presentations from Adventure Canada, Tourism Victoria, and Travel Guard Insurance. We had numerous team workshops and presentations on all areas of our business from marketing, to technology, to customer feedback. We also used this time to brainstorm new tour offerings for 2020, 2021, and beyond. There are some really exciting new tours coming your way soon!
It wasn’t all meetings and workshops. Luckily the rain stopped long enough for our group to enjoy afternoon tea and a guided tour of the delightful Abkhazi Garden. We also enjoyed a fantastic meal featuring local produce at 10 Acres Commons and a delicious dinner at the Canoe Brewpub, where we celebrated the birthday of our fearless leader, Roland. As a special treat our group took over Quazar’s Arcade for a night of retro arcade games and pinball.
With another fun and productive retreat in the books, we are excited to continue planning our tours for 2020 and beyond…but we need your help:
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