Marking the Milestone: 40 years in travel

In 1978, our chairman Graham Simpson and his wife Yianna set up Simply Crete, a tiny, service-orientated holiday company that was to set the tone and direction of his professional life. 40 years and many happy guests later, we came together as a company this month to celebrate the adventure and the achievement of his four decades in travel. Being the height of summer, our overseas staff were busy looking after guests and couldn’t join us for our London party, but each area office raised a glass to Graham and shared messages of congratulations, wherever they happened to find themselves, reminding us what a team effort Simpson Travel really is. Yamas!


 

Graham receiving his 40 years in travel celebration cake, with Mathew Simpson, Head of Product (left) and Phil Elsey, Aviation (right)
The celebration cake complete with fireworks

Congratulations! 40 years in the business and we’re proud to be part of it. Cheers from Ithaca’

from Judith and Graham B, Ithaca customer representation team


 

Judith and Graham B celebrating in Ithaca
Chris and Rania, Sivota customer representative team, celebrating in Greece

Congratulations Graham, we think you ROCK! Keep doing what you do best ... Fabulous memorable holidays!'

Natasha Sholay, Childcare Manager


 

Graham celebrating with some of his London office team
Graham celebrating with his wife Yianna

 ‘Congratulations to Graham and Yianna for 40 years in the travel business. I'm so proud to be part of the Simpson family and take pride in going to work every day knowing that I work for an amazing company. Your love and passion for travel rubs off on us all and makes us strive to be the best in what we do, over the last 8 years of working for the team, I can honestly say I've never had that 'monday morning feeling'. Every day is a new adventure, some more challenging than others but never a bore! It’s been a pleasure to be part of it all so thank you very much and here's to many more years to come. Let’s raise our glasses to Graham and Yianna. We love you!’

Jessica Sutton, Turkey customer representative