Roslyn and I recently returned from our first overseas adventure in almost two years, which involved flights to and from Barbados and a two-week cruise to the southern Caribbean. Yes, we faced some restrictions and were tested a number of times, but all were far less imposing than we expected. Every step of the journey was easy and smooth, and at no point did we feel at risk. I have to tell you what an exhilarating feeling it was to enjoy the many pleasures of vacationing; chatting with new friends, visiting tropical destinations, enjoying delicious food, walking freely and savouring those marvelous sea breezes!
Some might say that I retired at just the right time in late 2019, prior to the misfortunes of the last two years. Truthfully, that thought has also crossed my mind. However, in reality, I am still very involved in Craig Travel and this journey through the pandemic, helping where possible in the important and daily decisions for the company. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Robert, our son, who has done an exceptional job since taking over as President through what has been, without question, the worst possible time to take on a position of this magnitude. Talk about jumping into the fire! I also commend Jennifer (our daughter) and all of the staff for their ongoing efforts in ensuring that the company is ready to greet and care for our clients as they always have.
While this has been a very surreal, difficult situation for our staff and company, Craig Travel remains in great shape, working on the future and looking forward to a busy year of travel ahead. We are seeing and hearing of much interest from you, our travellers, anxious to get back to exploring the world, while at the same time expressing understandable hesitation. A new normal is being developed around the world and certainly, within the travel industry, that will allow us to travel safely while following new protocols.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We have the best clients in the world and we can’t wait to welcome you on board another one of our upcoming adventures!
From the Craig Travel family and all of our staff, may you and your family have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and peace at this holy season and always.
All The Best!
David Craig, Chairman