This is, roughly, the summary that best describes the Friends Gathering 2015 organized by Travel Advisors Guild (TAG), which took place in Mallorca on October 21 and 22. One island, Mallorca; a day and a half of nonstop activity; and more than a hundred friends that came from all over the world to enjoy one of the most emblematic events in Spain's business travel sector in Spain.
Now that we can cast a calm and retrospective look back at the event, we would like to explain how significant it was for us that TAG chose Mallorca and Galben for their yearly event.
During the days prior to the event, the whole Galben Travel & Business team felt a mix of nerves, emotion and responsibility. A mix of feelings that repeats itself over and over again every time we organize an event, for the result of months of work can only be seen for a few days. But this wasn't just any event; it was THE event. The gazes of companions, collaborators and friends were all aimed at us, and it was up to us to make sure they would remember this Friends Gathering dearly.
So we focused on taking care of all details, making sure all the pieces fitted and that everyone knew what they had to do and how to solve any unexpected event that may arise in a quick and professional manner. For us it was an enormous challenge and opportunity that we simply had to take to meet the expectations of all the guests and highlight Mallorca's name on the MICE sector map.
They were two very intense days of nonstop activity, of anticipating accidents, of solving mishaps, of chatting with friends, of travelling the island, of showing the best Mallorca has to offer. In short, two days of hard work and a lot of effort in order to fulfill what was expected of us: to be the worthy hosts of a luxury event.
For the whole Galben team, the Friends Gathering is a very special event for two reasons: because the attendees are our companions and friends and because we only joined the Association a year and a half ago. And the fact that they trusted us to act as hosts after such a short time is something we will never be able to thank them for enough.
During the moments of highest tension we always told each other a line Javier Zuazola, the manager of TAG, told Pere X. Galmés, CEO of Galben Travel & Business: "Don't worry; the gathering can only turn out well or very well". Many thanks, dear friends.
You can see more photos of the Friends Gathering 2015 in this Facebook album.