We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
After 42 happy years, I've now retired to start ticking off some of those 'bucket list' destinations that I've arranged for some of you. A family-owned business started by my grandfather and father; we've all had the pleasure of working with some amazing customers. Newell's Travel Group trading as Abbotts Travel Ltd has acquired the business and will continue to offer the same quality service that you've been accustomed to. I've met some wonderful people, customers and suppliers alike and the memories will live with me forever. As the saying goes, your business is only as good as your staff, and I've been very fortunate to have worked with a dedicated hard-working and loyal team. The current team is undoubtedly the best I've ever worked with and will continue under the new owners. The brilliant Sharron, who you all know (having worked with me for 29 years) will continue to run the show, ably assisted by Julie, one of the most knowledgeable travel agents. The very capable Natalie and Christine will also continue in their roles, and I am sure you'll see some new faces arrive as the business continues to flourish. Rest assured all holidays are still financially protected by the new owners. Thanks again for all your support and bookings. Happy holidays! Julian Abbott
PS: Thanks for all your kind words and messages!