Around the World in 30 years!

David with the Regent team is joined by local artist Emma Joustra, and the world map illustration

The Regent Travel Annual Charity Fundraiser was held on the 9th of February, at The Upper House in Barlaston.

Around 140 of their travellers, along with several trade partners, were in attendance for an evening of light-hearted entertainment, as Regent CEO David Barrett shared witty stories of his travel experiences during 2016.

We started in Cuba, where David explained the hotels had to be switched at the last minute, as Barrack Obama had arrived that day, and had commandeered their entire hotel!

David moved us onto the Turks and Caicos, an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands southeast of the Bahamas, the photos looked incredible. Many other points of interest and stories followed, with photos from South Africa to the Scilly Isles, via a couple of cruises, and walking holidays, and finally finishing up in New York for Christmas time. David is a man well travelled.

Holly Addison from Katharine House Hospice

The evening was also used for Regent to announce their charity partner for 2017, which this year is Katharine House Hospice. Holly Addison from the hospice made a short speech at the start of the evening thanking Regent Travel for their pledged support, and also explaining a little of what the hospice does. A fantastic £1040 was raised on the night, and David would like to personally thank all those who attended.

To celebrate 30 years in business, the team had commissioned local artist ‘Emma Joustra‘ to design a highly detailed and fun World Map, based around David’s travels with Regent over the past 30 years. Jill from Regent said “Over the years David has dreamt up some wonderful and amazing holidays for our travellers, and we feel this picture will be a wonderful reminder to everyone of what we have achieved.”

A print proof was on show as the original is still a work in progress, Emma is finishing transferring the image onto a large acrylic perspex sheet, which will take pride of place at Regent’s offices in town.

Well done to David and the team, here’s to the next 30 years in Stone!