This Thanksgiving will be a challenging celebration for many. The COVID-19 pandemic has somewhat taken over 2020. Industries, particularly the live entertainment and leisure sector, have taken a catastrophic hit.
However, in times of hardship, we’ve been heartened to see so many positive news stories. Our friends and partners have continued to work together and remain hopeful. They’ve been an inspiration to all of us.
This Thanksgiving, we asked the Booking Protect team to share what they’re most grateful for…
Leah Archer, Refunds Team Leader
It was wonderful to have some extra time at home with my family before my daughter Violet started school. I have worked four full days since she was just a year old so we haven’t been able to spend that much time together for many years.
I’m also grateful for Booking Protect and the lovely team here. My employers have been so flexible and understanding throughout a difficult time.
Dale Barfoot, Web Developer
I understand so many people have been struggling this year so I’ve been very aware of how lucky we are.
My great colleagues have kept me smiling throughout 2020 and I’m looking forward to another (hopefully a little more positive) year coming up.
Cath Healy, Business Development Manager
I’m thankful I got time to spend in New York City for the INTIX conference before the world went COVID-19 crazy! It was a wonderful chance to engage with friends and partners in the industry in person before everyone migrated to Zoom.
On a serious note, I’ve been blessed that none of my family or friends have been badly affected by the illness, and that the last few months have allowed me to look after my own health.
We’re all very grateful to live here in the UK with the amazing National Health Service too.
Ollie Calvert, Head of Brand and Marketing
Though lockdown has been tough for many of us, I am grateful that it’s given me the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. I’ve spent plenty of time with my loved ones and my dog Harry has really enjoyed our lockdown adventures.
Cat Spencer, Business Development Director
I’m thankful for the extra family time 2020 has gifted us, albeit in difficult circumstances. Now’s also a great chance to say thank you to the team I work with being such legends even in a difficult period!
Keiran Fenwick, Social Media Manager
Luckily I was able to get out and enjoy playing some sports this summer. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge cricket fan, so missing a large chunk of the season was tough. It was great to reconnect with my cricket pals before the autumnal weather set in.
Jody Hudspith, Refunds Administrator
I’m grateful for my friends and family being healthy, and for having my amazing little boy to bring happiness in these crazy uncertain times!