FOLLOWING continued high demand for holidays, Barrhead Travel has announced the launch of a new flagship store in Glasgow city centre, located on Gordon Street.
The move to one of Glasgow city centre’s busiest streets follows on from the group’s recent £1million HQ relocation to nearby Libertas House on St Vincent Place.
Over 35 travel specialists will be based from Gordon Street with the creation of new long-haul and cruise roles expected due to growing demand. The group also expects to add further positions for its new Touring & Adventure division which launched in early December.
The new store, which will be split across two levels, will have an experience-led retail space as well as a dedicated hub for its specialist sales divisions. Private appointment space for clients looking for in-depth consultations will also be available, thanks to the flexible layout.
Jacqueline Dobson, President of Barrhead Travel, said: “The launch of our new flagship in Glasgow city centre not only reinforces our commitment to reinvigorating high streets across the UK, but it reiterates our roots in the Glasgow region where we have a thriving head office and an extensive network of stores.
“Trusted travel agents are in high demand and we see great opportunities to pursue smart growth next year following a successful 2022.
“The next 12 months are bright for travel agents – despite challenges ahead, travellers will lean on their local agents for support, expertise and financial protection.”
Barrhead Travel’s new head office opened in early December and its new Glasgow store is expected to launch in February.