OUR 48TH WEEKLY UPDATE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SOME VERY UPLIFTING AND EXCITING STATISTICS ABOUT THE VICTORY OVER COVID AND THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF VACCINES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. WE ARE ALSO FEATURING ANOTHER ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS AND SOME VERY ENTERTAINING VIDEOS FOR YOU TO ENJOY.
FRIDAY, February 26
FROM CHRIS KRARAS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
“DARE TO LIVE THE LIFE
YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED!”
My Dear Friends:
Greetings from our Family and Staff at White Star Tours. We hope that you have had a pleasant week. Here at White Star Tours we are extremely excited to read the very encouraging statistics regarding the Coronavirus that we have been battling for a year now. There have been many wonderful numbers posted recently, none the least of which was information reported in the New York Times indicating that there has been an additional 40% decrease in the number of positive cases over the last two weeks, bringing the total decline to well over 70%. Statistics state that close to 2 million people are being vaccinated every day and we are very close to having 20% of the entire U.S. population protected by the various vaccines. In addition, a new vaccine, produced by Johnson & Johnson, has recently been approved, and will be on the market to add literally millions of vaccinations which will be available for everyone to take for their protection.
To add to this excitement, and also to give you information to share with your Group Members, I want to offer you some wonderful information that was released by the esteemed Johns Hopkins Hospital & University surgeon Dr. Marty Makari. He said that we should all “Be expounding to all the world about our good news.” He states, “The miracle of the 77% drop in cases over the last six weeks and the increase in number of people being vaccinated leaves all the statistics to indicate that we will have achieved that long-awaited “Herd Immunity” by the end of April”. Yes, my friends, we are there! We are that close to now being able to return to the normalcy that we have been craving for so long. Please share this information with your Group Members!
Also, there was a wonderful article that was released by the Institute for Applied Research having to do with the world of travel. Their surveys have indicated that for those people who have a trip planned in the near future, 97% of the people reported to being much happier than the rest of the population. They reported that there were greater levels of energy knowing that they had a trip planned within the next six months. Michelle Gielan, who is one of the Institute’s Founders and Leaders, stated “Booking a trip – even just getting it on the calendar – is the very thing we need to restore our emotional immune system after months of mounting uncertainty and stress.” So why not take her advice and share these statistics with your Group Members and tell them that you have your trips all planned and ready to go for the rest of 2021?
We are also very excited here at White Star because we have so many busloads of eager Groups who are lining up and preparing to go on trips in March, April and May to virtually every corner of this country. The number of Group Leaders who have reported that their buses are filling at an incredibly faster rate than before is really overwhelming and heartwarming for all of us. I certainly understand that many of you still have some of your Centers, Clubs, or Churches that are not meeting as of yet, but it is only a matter of time until they will all be up and operating, and it really would behoove you to get your people all lined up for these trips, as this pandemic is slowly fading into the sunset. This is great news, my dear Group Leaders, so share it with your Group Members!
I do want to remind you that we are into the last days of our “Special Bonus Offering” of Booking an Additional Trip for 2021 to receive an additional $300.00 rebate, for you as the Group Leader. If you have not yet done so, please book your trip by March 1, which will be our absolute deadline. Again, you are under no obligation and you will have the opportunity to take advantage of this incredible offer.
This Week’s Staff Profile
It is now time to talk about another one of our wonderful White Star Tours Staff Members. This week we are featuring Marisa Hunsicker. I am especially happy to present this young lady to you because Marisa happens to be my daughter. As with both my children, and most of the rest of the Family Members, Marisa grew up working and helping wherever she could in our Family Business. She got to know a lot about the company and after graduating from college and starting a family, she still continued to be actively involved in the Business. Over the last few years, she has been the Editor of our highly-acclaimed White Star Tours Tour Booklet, which you all have received over the last few months. She also assists our Company’s Accounting Department. One of her greatest attributes, however, is her ability to lift the spirits of everyone on our Staff, and with everyone that she meets. Thank you, Marisa, for being the special young lady that you are. May God Bless you and your Family!
As you know, every week I try to leave you with some great entertainment to share with your Family, Friends and Group Members. This week’s first piece of entertainment is unique in that someone was able to edit and create a fascinating piece combining dancing and music. It is a compilation of some of the greatest movie stars, and dancers of all time, performing to the song, “I’m so Excited”, and it is truly a wonderfully nostalgic piece. Be sure not to miss it by clicking here.
Finally, no week would be complete without some good old-fashioned comedy. We found a clip of Jerry Seinfeld, the famous comedian and actor, doing his stand-up routine. In this clip, he is focusing on air travel, something we can all relate to, I’m sure. Enjoy his humor by clicking here.
I wish you a wonderful weekend and a beautiful upcoming week as we head into the month of March. It is hard to believe that within just a few weeks, we will be in the beautiful Spring season and hopefully many of your Groups will be on the road again just as you always enjoyed in the past. I wish you a happy, healthy and safe week. May God Bless you and your Family!
“IT IS BETTER TO SEE SOMETHING ONCE,
THAN TO HEAR ABOUT IT A THOUSAND TIMES!”