The new Fred. Olsen Travel Agents branch in Worthing is the company’s second concept store after Eastbourne. In addition to selling holidays and cruises from hundreds of different suppliers, the store gives a specialist focus to selected operators – Classic Collection Holidays, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Titan – with dedicated artwork and promotions in-store. The store is managed by Kelly Virgo who is assisted by Sam Greenfield with a two more staff joining later this month.
Fred. Olsen Travel Agents Director of Retail, Paul Hardwick, comments: “Worthing is the perfect location for a Fred. Olsen Travel Agents shop as it has a similar demographic to the other towns and cities that we are based in and there is only one other travel agency in the town. Now that the shop has officially opened, we are ramping up our marketing activity and I am confident that it will achieve turnover of at least £1 million in its first year with that figure set to double in its second year.”
Hardwick revealed that Fred. Olsen Travel Agents has plans to open further branches in the coming months -including a third concept store – and is confident that they will hit their target of 25 branches in East Anglia, Dorset and Hampshire and Sussex by the end of 2025.
Customers are invited to pop along to The Royal Arcade to visit the new Fred. Olsen Travel store where they can learn more about what’s on offer. Alternatively they can call the Fred. Olsen Travel team of specialists on 01323 406084 or visit www.fredolsentravelagents.co.uk
Fred. Olsen Travel has been a fixture on the high street for 35 years with 19 travel agencies: ten in East Anglia in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds, Beccles and Norwich; six in Dorset and Hampshire in Hythe, Lymington, Westbourne, Christchurch, Ferndown and Dorchester; and three in Sussex in Heathfield, Eastbourne and Worthing. Full details of all our branches can be found at www.fredolsentravelagents.co.uk. Each branch has its own strong identity and is run passionately by the branch manager and team who look to deliver unrivalled service and knowledge when sourcing the best holidays and cruises for their customers. In an age when much is made of the decline of the high street it is worth noting that Fred. Olsen Travel Agents have actually increased their number of high street outlets, adding seven new shops in the past four years.
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