First of all, I hope that you, and all those close to you, are well and keeping strong and healthy.
The World is facing difficult and worrying times with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and I wanted to personally let you know what we at Ian Dickson Travel have been doing to help our clients and suppliers.
Our first mission was to help anyone still abroad to get home if they wanted to. This posed many challenges, including strange flight routings and even a private jet from Orlando, thankfully they are all home now.
Next, we have helped clients cancel or rebook their holidays & flights that were within affected dates. As you can imagine this is a challenging time for all in the travel industry and this process goes on as more dates are affected.
From a company point of view our team have worked tirelessly to support both our clients and suppliers. As our Edinburgh shop is temporarily closed, our team are now resting at home as part of the UK Government Furlough scheme, eager to return to work refreshed and helping our clients travel to the wonderful destinations this world has to offer. Our Director, Julian Slatter, will continue to answer phone calls and emails during this time to ensure clients can contact us as normal.
Within a matter of weeks the world has become a different place, none more than our travel industry that sees over 90% of world airline routes grounded. It can be easy to focus on what's missing from our life and be left with feelings of emptiness and unhappiness. Instead we will try to concentrate on what we have so we can experience real gratitude. As we train ourselves for gratefulness we know that this will create endless chances for us all.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been an Ian Dickson Travel client or supplier in the last 50+ years. We will start planning for when things return to normal so that we can be stronger and continue to give you a service second to none.
Together we need to stay safe and be thankful that we all will be out of this situation soon.
Ian Dickson Travel Service
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