2020 OKTOBERFEST OFFICIALLY A DUD … BUT NOT THE 30 YEAR (virtual) PP CREW REUNION
While the 2020 Beerfest did NOT begin on September 19, the 30 Year in Munich (almost) PP crew reunion turned out to be a real hoot. Our virtual event ran for nearly 7 hours (2 hours over time) from 3pm (AEST) with over 70 crew joining in on Microsoft teams. All individual crew members had the floor over the hours and – in the traditional PP crew first night camping meeting style – they had to introduce themselves, discuss their age, PP history and favourite moments/parts of the Oktoberfest.
We were joined by some “golden oldies” from our very first year in 1991 through to the “young guns” of the recent years. We were graced with travel industry legends like Nancy “No Pants” who left the US in the 70s to study in Europe and never left. Lowenbrau frauleins Marion and daughter Amelie joined us as well. Along with messages from fellow frauleins Nadia and Ira. We even had an on-the-spot report of a desolate Wiesn by Lukey Sparrow, who reported that tragically the only bier being served in the massive empty grounds was alcohol free.
While we all are mourning the fact there was not Oktoberfest, the good news is that future is still bright for PP and our next official reunion (apart from the odd virtual pop up event) will be in the flesh and it definitely will not be alcohol free!!
So pencil in September 2021 which will still be PP’s 30th year in Munich and will also be the official 30th birthday of PP/Kozzie Travel – 1991 to 2021. We still plan to run our full series of events in 2021 – here’s hoping for a vaccine so this bloody virus will p… off quick!. Of course, if we are still in lockdown or not allowed to travel, there’s always 2022. If that is the case, it will still be our 30th year in Munich!
Stay safe and well. Get set to travel and party again, when we can. Prost!!
2020: PP's entire tour year cancelled, but we'll survive
First it was Anzac Day at Gallipoli, then Royal Ascot and inevitably, the rest. No tours for PP this year. I'm proud to say that not only have we kept our pax fully up to date, we offered all full refunds (hate that word) the very day each was cancelled. Everyone has taken a hit by this - including PP and its staff - but we are determined to be back as soon as possible. In fact, our 2021 are for sale right now (can't promise they'll actually happen), so it's still service to our pax, sell, sell, sell - and party ... when we can!
All PP crew invited to our 2020 "great survivor" celebration in our 30th year at Munich's infamous Campingplatz Thalkirchen.
Beginning with borrowed cook tents and some (stolen) tables back in 1991 it's been an amazing and certainly intoxicating 3 decades camped beside the Isar River during the Oktoberfest ... and best of all: we're still there!
They've all gone - bar the one great surviving party tour operator ... PP Travel!
Top Deck, Contiki, Tracks, Autotours, New Look, Backpacker Co, Trippers, Wanderers, First Festival, Festival Adventures, Fanatics ... just to name a few, who couldn't handle the pace in Thalkirchen.
A celebration is definitely in order, so join us again over the first week of this year's Beerfest as we prost 30 years of dodgy wet tents and great times at Europe's biggest party. This year's fest begins on Saturday September 19 with our major crew celebrations planned for mid-week at the campsite, along reserved tables at the fest and we may even have to repent our sins out at Andechs Monastery. Full details will be sent out closer to the dates, but book your fares now, contact us regarding camping accommodation (tents/dorms) or central hotels - all at cost. Standard camping at EUR€30pppn, Shared Glamping tents at EUR40pppn and Dorm beds at EUR50pppn. All, in true PP Travel style to be paid in cash on arrival. Lets us know if you want hotel accommodation and we will let you know what is available.
Please pass the word to around to all crew and simply do it! You know you wanna go back - it doesn't get any better than the Beerfest - and who knows in this crazy world it could be your last chance to join PP on a camping tour.
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