ECT & NAFAS
Old Friends, New Beginnings…
As specialists in floristry holidays and travel, we are proud of our long-standing friendship and partnership with the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS). For over fifteen years, we have provided expertly curated tours to some of the world's most exciting global floristry events both for clubs wishing to travel as a group and individual members who like to travel with like-minded people.
We believe in the continued legacy of NAFAS, its importance in spreading knowledge, joy, friendship, and beauty. NAFAS is a ‘national treasure’ to celebrate and safeguard for future generations. It is for these reasons that we are delighted to have renewed our partnership and look forward to new beginnings of sharing our love of travel and flower friendship.
Florilegium, a Gathering of Flowers - NAFAS National Show at Gloucester Cathedral May 2023
Theresa and Graham had such a wonderful time catching up with so many floral friends and seeing amazing displays. It was a marvellous event and we look forward to seeing you at the next NAFAS National Show.
Graham Parker - Tour Ambassador on selected floral adventures.
Graham has missed spending time with our NAFAS friends and will now be appearing on a selected number of floral related tours as a Tour Ambassador.
News from Rekad
We were very sad to hear the news that Rekad, publishers of Fleur Créatif magazine and organisers of such wonderful floral events as Fleuramour, has closed.
Fleuramour was one of Europe’s most prestigious floral events and has been a highlight of our tour programme for many years. The show was the brainchild of Jomi Hemschoote who, in 1996, decided to create an event to help publicise a book about Belgian floristry he had recently published. Jomi invited 25 florists to Alden Biesen, where they created displays and gave demonstrations. More than 2,000 Belgians came to see what was happening. The show became an annual must-visit event, famed for its boundary-pushing installations. It also led to the creation of the trend-setting industry magazine Fleur Créatif.
ECT Travel has worked with Rekad ever since Jomi Hemschoote first came to visit us almost 20 years ago and our partnership continued to flourish when Jomi’s son, Lieven, took over. Fleuramour, its sister event Fleuramour Crystals & Flowers, and our Fleur Créatif Workshop Adventures have all been much-loved highlights of our tour programme, with many of our customers returning year after year. We will miss these inspiring events and wish our friends at Rekad all the very best.
Our passion for flowers continues undimmed and more fabulous flower-themed tours are blooming. We always look forward to welcoming a NAFAS member on any one of our travel experiences.