Much has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including new partnerships and innovative solutions for creating a better traveler experience.
In one such partnership, Kaleidoscope Adventures and The Global Bandroom are joining forces to give bands direct access to travel services worldwide.
The collaborative new partnership between the companies is intended to streamline the process of planning marching and concert band trips in the United States and abroad, with Kaleidoscope Adventures and The Global Bandroom each bringing years of expertise in performing and performance travel to every group's adventure.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Keith Kelly started the Global Bandroom community and podcast to develop international virtual performance and education opportunities for bands and musicians. Global Bandroom and Kelly, who has been actively working with marching and concert bands in Ireland for over 20 years, are providing the platform for the new partnership through his podcast.
According to The Global Bandroom, the partnership means they can continue to produce their podcasts, documentaries and other future programs that will help connect bands internationally. Kaleidoscope Adventures and The Global Bandroom are known for being staunch advocates of the band community and offer support to many instrumental music organizations.
"It's going to be really exciting for all of us and really bring some new opportunities to not only our current business, but some new opportunities for business that we haven't been in before," Keith Snode, COO, Kaleidoscope Adventures, shared with Groups Today during a recent Midday Break. "It will also correlate really well with our partnership with Drum Corps International, which we are already a part of."
Clients seeking group travel services can work directly with Kelly and The Global Bandroom to plan a trip, while Kaleidoscope Adventures will manage U.S. tours and Celtic Horizon Tours will organize trips in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Groups Today.
Photo courtesy of The Global Bandroom.