Warrington travel team open their doors as holiday bookings soar
Leading Warrington town centre travel agency have reopened their doors and are welcoming back customers after seeing a boom in holiday bookings as lockdown eases. Barrhead Travel’s Warrington branch – opened their doors for the first time since March last year and the team have been welcoming back customers in person as local holidaymakers rush to book their first post-pandemic getaway.
Simon Taylor, Barrhead Travel Warrington Store Manager says that the team are witnessing the release of a massive pent-up demand– with destinations such as Tenerife, Turkey, New York, Orlando and Dubai among the favourites. Demand for summer 2022 remains the most popular booking season but the Barrhead Trave team noted that bookings for this summer have increased over the last few weeks in tandem with lockdown restrictions easing.
The Barrhead Travel team reported that staycations and UK cruises have been proving popular for late spring bookings as families and friends plan to reunite for their first post-lockdown holiday. For this summer and beyond, demand for foreign holidays has been rising as customer confidence booms following comments from Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, who confirmed that people can start thinking about booking summer holidays.
Taylor said that customer safety and peace of mind remains the number one priority and that customers are increasingly turning to their local travel agencies for advice. Taylor also said they had noticed an increase in new customer enquiries, chiming with ABTA’s recent report that one in four holidaymakers now plan to use a reputable travel agent – up from one in five in 2019.
Earlier this year, Barrhead Travel launched their Stress-Free Guarantee which provides holidaymakers with assurances about financial protection, flexible booking options and safety abroad. Barrhead Travel say the guarantee offers a cast-iron pledge to ensure that every single holiday booked is completely protected and offers the best possible flexibility – something that will be key for holidaymakers while travel is still subject to change.
Simon Taylor, Barrhead Travel Warrington Store Manager said:
‘We are delighted to be opening our doors in once more, last year our brand new store was opened for just six weeks before lockdown so we have been excited for this day for a long time. It will be great to greet our customers face-to-face and help them plan their next getaway.
‘People are eager to reunite with their loved ones and experience a much deserved break, whether that be in the UK or overseas – we are delighted to be of assistance and provide complete peace of mind throughout the process.’
Warrington BID Manager, Nick White said that with the vaccine roll-out and easing of lockdown, people were now feeling more confident about planning their dream holiday for the near future.
Barrhead Travel Warrington, located in Golden Square Shopping Centre is now open. The team is available for both in-store and virtual appointments – call 01925 909608 for more information.