The newly opened, Now Lets Travel, based in Cramlington has announced it has reached an exceptional milestone of selling £1m of holidays during its first quarter of trading.
The independently owned store, located in Manor Walks Shopping Centre, Cramlington first opened in December in a temporary location before moving to their permanent store in the shopping centre which is complete with a VIP booking lounge. It is staffed by local travel experts who have over 100 years of experience between them.
Its opening marks the fifth retail store for the Northeast based travel brand following a rapid expansion during the pandemic. A Newcastle city centre store was launched in December 2020 with stores in Peterlee, Wallsend and Cramlington following at the end of 2021.
Owner, local businessman Paul Johnstone, says that he has noticed a remarkable increase in demand for a knowledgeable travel agent and say he is committed to continuing to invest in retail across the Northeast.
“When I launched Now Lets Travel in 2013, I didn’t consider it might be possible to own and operate five stores,” said Johnstone. “But highly experienced travel agents are now extremely sought after and I believe that trend is here to stay.
“The communities where we have opened in have offered overwhelming support and it has been a privilege to help locals with their holiday plans after two years of turmoil with the pandemic.
“Our Cramlington store reached its £
1m milestone at the beginning of April and there are no signs that demand is slowing down any time soon. Tailormade itineraries for long-haul destinations such as Thailand, Maldives & Mauritius are proving most popular and we’re also selling a lot of cruises.
“People are making up for lost time, so holidays are particularly important this year. From what we’re seeing in our Cramlington store, customers want to travel more frequently and travel for longer now that the world has reopened. We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2022 brings for the team.”
Now Lets Travel Cramlington offers a concierge-style service in its booking lounge and all holidays booked are fully financially protected. Call the team on 01670 33 42 52 for more information.