Yes, it sounds cliche. But the new year affords us all the opportunity to re-calibrate our focus, clear the cobwebs hindering our vision and remind ourselves the objective that we have set at the onset of the year gone by.
The year 2019 has been a big challenge for the company. Still reeling from the record-setting hurricanes of 2017, it is almost an impossible task to keep going. But the support of the community bonding together and overseas clients turned friends has been a big boost in our effort to get back on the saddle.
Still far from the numbers of pre-2017, we are very happy to see that the tourists are back. Couples young and old have tied knots, renewed vows, and committed to relationships ushering the season.
There are a couple of projects which finally took off after years of planning. Noteworthy is the photoshoot for Lisa Mead's cookbook - a project that has been put off the last couple of years due to forces of nature. We are not sure who is more excited that this is finally happened - Lisa, a culinary icon in the BVI sailing community and a celebrity chef in her own right, or us. But we are all grateful that finally, the book will see print very very soon. We will keep you posted on this as this book is a culinary gem.
But life is not all cherry. We have had some really life-changing challenges that we faced. But as it goes, all's well that ends well.
The Chinese zodiac says 2020 is a year of the rat. Incidentally 2 of our photographers were born under the same zodiac including our founder Mar Javierto. In the Chinese culture, rat is a sign of wealth and surplus. Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life. Well, we are hoping that their presence will usher a prosperous and meaningful year for WVG.
To all, may your dreams and hopes see the light in 2020.