Travel isn't just about places; it's about people. Our amazing staff, our Concierges, our longstanding suppliers and partners in destinations around the world and, of course, our loyal clients. In this newsletter we want to focus on our clients particularly. We always knew they were a classy bunch but this crisis has proved that in spades. Everybody, everywhere is having a tough time, but many of our clients have taken the time - even if they aren't travelling with us any time soon - to get in touch to see how we are doing. It is utterly heart-warming, and utterly in keeping with the sorts of people who use Original Travel. We are lucky to have you. Thank you.

One Day Soon

Our clients also seem to have an almost innate understanding that if they have a holiday booked, postponing is the right thing to do. They see the bigger picture: that postponing helps us, but it also helps the charming, family-run hotels and lodges in destination; the expert guides, the lady selling intricately beautiful local handicrafts at that UNESCO World Heritage Site and the innumerable others who make up the estimated 10% of people worldwide who work in tourism. We are going to want them there when we do eventually start going on holiday again, and boy are we going to need a holiday when this is over.

That segues neatly to our next message. That one day soon this crisis will be over. Under the mantra/hashtag of One Day Soon, over the next few weeks we will be sending out messages of hope, and highlighting some of our favourite places (and of course people) around the world, so that we can collectively dream and, one day soon, go away again.

In the meantime we just want to thank our clients again for their support and understanding, and, of course, our staff, who are - as ever - showing their passion for Original Travel and dedication to the cause. We will all come through this together.

The Directors