Travel with us to Côte d’Ivoire (CI/Ivory Coast) this September 2019 for an unforgettable journey encompassing all Ivory Coast has to offer: tantalizing food, beautiful beaches, diverse music, rich textiles, museums and cultural sites, and the opportunity for professional development. Designed with a government services component, your trip will include a two-day Lean workshop where you will travel with purpose by exchanging ideas and best practices with Côte d’Ivoire government managers.
Together with my husband, Sekou, who is originally from Côte d’Ivoire, I am excited to share this unique opportunity to Travel With Purpose as we expand Koné Consulting’s long-held practice of offering facilitated site visit tours which allow our clients to connect and collaborate with colleagues in similar positions across various agencies and industries.
Travel With Purpose challenges you to engage thoughtfully in every aspect of your journey, from gaining education on our destination prior to the trip, embracing the culture in which you will be immersed and the people you meet, seeking to understand and learn from cultural differences, collaborate in a systems improvement project, and above all, recognize the gift we are given in being welcomed by our Ivoirian hosts.
Providing a cultural exchange between CI and North America has been a dream of ours, and we are excited to invite you on our maiden service trip. With Sekou’s connections and first-hand knowledge of the country, my background hosting domestic site visits, and a consulting practice which seeks to inspire change and make lasting improvements, our tour is designed to give you an intimate travel experience, and feature activities designed to deepen your understanding of the country’s natural gifts and warm and inviting culture.
Why travel with us? Like all of our work, our purpose in hosting a tour of Côte d’Ivoire is to create joy for participants, and to inspire lasting change that endures long after our tour ends. In addition, you get a lot of value for the current early-bird price of $4,975, including:
14-day tour of Côte d’Ivoire including all hotel stays in Abidjan, Bouaké, and Grand Bassam
2-day Introduction to Lean workshop and cultural exchange included in the 14-day itinerary
Roundtrip airfare from Newark, NJ to Abidjan, CI
Air-conditioned bus transportation
Most meals and tickets to all itinerary attractions
Personalized attention with a 4:1 ratio of tour guides/translators to participants
Free time on the beach with the KC team!
Please contact me with any questions or thoughts you may have on this topic. This blog is an opportunity for dialogue and your personal experiences and insight are welcome.