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2020 CALM TO CHAOS


Chimu Adventures present feature documentary ‘Calm to Chaos’, a dramatic tale about travel and COVID-19.

At the beginning of 2020, when international borders were suddenly closed, travellers all over the world were stranded. Chimu travellers were no exception. To deal with this extreme situation, the leaders at Chimu jumped into action and, with the backing of their team, ground operations and government officials, alongside the dedicated efforts of Chimu travellers, repatriated hundreds of travellers within weeks, in the most trying of circumstances.  Chimu were not alone in such ventures. Through this documentary, we have set out to reflect the challenges, frustrations and triumphs that travellers and operators right across the globe experienced.

Calm to Chaos is a 40-minute documentary that takes you behind the scenes of one of the extraordinary travel events of our lifetimes. Scroll down to watch. 

We dedicate this story to the entire travel industry

“What Chimu have done, is re-written the rule book and provided a template on how government and industry work together, to bring Australians home in a time of crisis”
Dennis Bunnik, Vice Chairman, Council Of Australian Tour Operators.


A taste from reviewers 

"We’ve just watched & I have to say it made us both a little emotional.  Your team have absolutely reflected the turmoil, uncertainty, fear & ultimately; the pure relief of being able to finally get home.  We ended up spending a total of 34 days in lockdown/quarantine in both Peru & Sydney.  On reflection, we terrify ourselves thinking of what our fate may have been if your flight didn’t get off the ground. Our entire family is eternally grateful to you & your team for doing something so utterly altruistic. We sincerely hope all at Chimu survive the current challenges & ultimately thrive again. There are not enough ways to say thank you." Sonia & David Swain

"WOW…  Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou. Such an emotional, and raw video to watch and to learn of the immense challenges you had along the way… The Public has no Idea, what goes on behind the scenes. Thank you for producing this, and for being our Voice…. Show the world…. The more the merrier…. The travel industry, that has been my whole career for 25yrs, has been forgotten by many, without anyone really giving a damn, and feeling left out in the cold.  You are all absolute Legends, and should feel a great deal of pride for the all the efforts each and every one of the fabulous, Chimu Team, sacrificed, personally and professionally, to get the job done… and bring people home… Hang in there everyone, brighter days will come, and the tide will turn, eventually…." Kristie Martin, Travel Partners 
 

"Absolutely brilliant so sad at the end though - I’m in tears! First time I’ve cried about our industry, you know you just keep on keeping on. You guys did so well and along with me and our passengers. forever grateful to Chimu." Karen


WATCH THE FULL FEATURE.  click bottom right to watch in full screen. 

 

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