Fred. Olsen Travel, one of the UK’s leading travel agencies, has expanded into East Sussex with the opening of a new shop in Heathfield, near Eastbourne. The store, which is managed by Trevor Ridler, opened its doors on 24th January 2022 and has had a successful first week helping with customer enquiries and taking holiday bookings.
The new Fred. Olsen Travel shop offers worldwide holidays, cruises, city breaks, weddings and honeymoons, exhilarating adventures and much, much more. As specialists in tailor-made travel, staff can also package up any trip to suit customers’ needs so they can be sure that their holiday includes everything that they want to see and do.
Fred. Olsen Travel Agents head of commercial, Paul Hardwick, comments: “I’m delighted to open our first shop in East Sussex and I’m confident that it will be as successful as the 16 other shops that we already operate in East Anglia, Hampshire and Dorset. As an independent family-owned travel agent with a high rate of repeat customers we have a reputation for providing excellent service and great value for money. Not only do our staff have the knowledge and ability to tailor-make a dream holiday, but Fred. Olsen Travel also has the industry bonding and accreditation to ensure financial security and peace of mind for our customers. Now more than ever, people really do trust and value the service and protection that a specialist travel agent provides.”
The new Fred. Olsen Travel store is located at 52 High Street, Heathfield and is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Fred. Olsen Travel has been a fixture on the high street for over 30 years with 17 travel agencies along the south coast and across East Anglia. 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, opening 11 new shops in the past six years.