Industry legend Parris Fotias has been busy writing and publishing the next book to hit your bookcase/kindle. Titled ‘Adventures Through COVID: The Art of Subconscious Travel in a Transcendental State, this book is a story of survival, reinvention and self-reflection .
Stuck in lockdown? You deserve to treat yo’self to a new read, and, as it happens, we’ve got the perfect book recommendation for you!
Parris Fotias, Regional Sales Director at Dorchester Collection – Asia Pacific, had just flown home from a work trip through India. Eleven days later, COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
Soon after, the Australian Government closes its international border under Biosecurity Act 2015, essentially banning all Australians from travelling overseas.
Adventures Through COVID is a story of survival, reinvention and self-reflection. It is a personal odyssey that chronicles the frustrations of living through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
It is a pilgrimage through past memories looking back on the funny, the ridiculous, and the almost forgotten to help cope with an uncertain future.
And it is also one man’s crusade against the insanity of lockdowns, face masks, travel bubbles, and the stockpiling of toilet paper rolls.
The author says “Throughout the month of March, as the severity of COVID-19 began to sink in, I felt compelled to reach out to as many of our clients and partners as possible, just to check in on their wellbeing.
“So I started emailing them and by 8 April 2020, these had somehow morphed into the Dear Diary series that you see today.
“I initially had concerns that I would simply be an unwelcomed addition to their Inbox but was genuinely overwhelmed by the number of phone calls, emails and messages I received in reply.
“Some just wanted to chat, some shared with me their own stories, while others just wanted to thank me for reaching out.
“Yet I should have been thanking them, for their inspiration allowed me to relive adventures I had not thought about for years.”
Parris Fotias dedicates his book to all his friends in the travel industry.
He writes “Despite being routinely undervalued and systematically overlooked, you inspire courage. This is just another bump in the road and this too shall pass.”
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