For most of the last five decades, I have had the pleasure to head up the team that worked to provide travel experiences for thousands of our travel family, exploring all seven continents, by land sea and air. For this, I thank all of our past and current clients. You have entrusted your precious travel plans with us and we truly appreciate it.
At this time, I am very pleased and proud to announce that effective immediately, our son, Robert, is taking over the role of President of Craig Travel. For many months Rob has been taking on the daily management of the company, as well as the responsibility of planning and creating most of the itineraries that we will operate in the near and distant future. Robert joined the company in October 2006 and since then has been involved in virtually every aspect of the company….Sales, Operations, Marketing and overall Management. For the last two years, Rob and I have worked together very closely, actually sharing an office, as we have planned the programs for 2019, 2020 and beyond.
Robert is aided by our excellent management staff, many of whom are well known to you. Robert will be handling the daily operations of the office together with Courtney Samuels (General Manager), Jen Craig (Sales), Melanie McIlroy (Marketing) and Gilda Kato (Operations). He will be working with me on trip selection, itinerary planning and implementation. We are also very proud of the team of travel professionals working with our managers, striving to make every journey one that exceeds your expectations.
Roslyn and I recently moved into our new home (which is a long way from the office in Toronto) and have spent the last couple of months getting settled in. As long as health permits, we plan to escort groups to worldwide destinations (we will be on the road for most of the fall). I will continue to be active in the company, having taken on the role of CEO/Chairman. Moving forward, Roslyn and I will dedicate ourselves to developing new, interesting products, escorting groups to worldwide destinations and communicating with our many friends and fellow travellers. In that regard, please feel free to send us your emails: Roslyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) David (email@example.com). Our time in the office will be very limited as we ease into that blissful state of retirement.
Thank you once again for your support and the trust you have placed with us in the planning of your vacations. I want to assure you that the best is yet to come! Best wishes for the future. May you find happiness, good health and many opportunities to explore this wonderful world.