Travel students can now book Saga holidays
8th October 2014 2:18pm - Return to press releases
Students at East Riding College in Beverley and Bridlington can now sell holidays and cruises from over-50s specialist Saga Travel for the first time.
Travel and tourism learners at the College get first-hand experience of the industry by booking holidays, National Express trips and concerts plus other travel related services and products for real paying customers.
Saga has recently extended its business from being solely direct sales to working with external travel agents, and New Horizons, with a full service travel shop at the Bridlington campus and an information point at the Beverley campus, is one of those to benefit.
Travel shop manager Katrina Diamantis said: “I’m really pleased that New Horizons has been selected to offer Saga holidays.
“There is a huge market for people aged over 50 and they now account for the majority of travel and tourism expenditure in the UK so we’re looking forward to booking Saga holidays for people in this age range from the Bridlington and Beverley areas.”
Andrew Strong, chief executive of Saga Travel, said: “Our current customers like dealing with us direct, but there are those that prefer to pop into their local travel agent, and this new initiative means we will be offering greater choice to some three million over 50s who book through a travel agent each year.
“Booking a Saga holiday or cruise through a travel agent will give customers all the added extras that those who book with us directly enjoy – and the security that we will offer a great experience at excellent value.”
New Horizons at the Bridlington campus is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and the Beverley information point is open Tuesday and Friday 9am to 4pm Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01262 455021.
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