Another day of "work" checking out a few things. This time we went to Innsbruck to arrange for our group to visit the Swarovski Crystal shop. As the "Kristlalwelten" in Wattens is closed until mod 2015 - all groups now have to visit the store in Innsbruck - which means it will get a little crowded at times. Buyers will be disappointed as the store does not have anywhere near the range of product that was on offer in Wattens.
Have to report that there is absolutely no snow in the Inn Valley - and this means no snow in Innsbruck. The locals and the store-keepers do not mind this - as it usually means more business as skiers now spend more time shopping instead of having to travel to the nearby glaciers to get on the slopes. It also means less slush in the shops 😊. Tonight we will visit my old "stomping ground" - Gasthof Steixer - to have a nice meal and visit old friends.
Travelled to Europe in 1975, entered the tour business as a tour leader doing camping tours all over Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa. After 10 years started my own travel company specialising in European travel - particularly to Austria. Our most popular tours are "White Christmas" tours to Austria, Germany and Switzerland. I still escort selected tours - which keeps me abreast of what's happening in the tour business. As they say..it's not the destination..but the journey that creates the memories.... full info