2018 is a big year for us at Topaz. It is the 40th year we have been in business. Over the years we have evolved, changed, adapted and grown! We are one of the few companies in corporate travel that have lasted this long. Our longevity has always been driven by the core focus of making our customers happy and making all customers better. We will not stop and will continue to evolve and drive independent thinking in our industry as we move into our next forty years!
I thought it might be fun to look back forty years with some fun facts from 1978.
Space Invaders was launched starting the video game industry.
The first test tube baby was born in England.
The first ever cellular phone is launched in the US.
Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Close Encounters of the Third Kind headlined the big screen.
The Dow Jones average was 805.
A gallon of fuel in the United States was $0.63.
Bacon cost $1.20 per pound.
Garfield debuts in US comic strips.
The Volkswagen Beetle stops production after producing 20M cars.
Argentina wins the World Cup in Argentina.
As always, thank you for all your support over the years and into the future!