Wiltshire-wide travel agency with Swindon branch crowned agency of the year

By Jamie Hill - 20 July 2023


Your Co-op Travel, which has a branch in Old Town's Co-op, Scoops Top Industry Award for 10th Year Running

Your Co-op Travel, which has 71 travel agency branches across England’s mid counties, including five in Wiltshire and Somerset, has been crowned Regional Agency of the Year for Central England (Large) at the prestigious Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards, for the tenth consecutive year.

Launched more than 25 years ago by leading multimedia company and magazine for the UK travel industry, Travel Weekly, the annual Agent Achievement Awards are regarded as the highest honour in the industry for travel agencies and agents and recognise excellence in a range of categories and specialisms.

The glittering awards ceremony was held in London, on 13 July, and was hosted by television and radio favourite, Mark Wright, alongside Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley. The award winners are selected based on voting by travel industry suppliers including tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and tourist boards, with some categories decided by panels of expert judges.

The Central England Regional Agency of the Year (Large) award was accepted by Alison Holmes, Head of Retailing for The Midcounties Co-operative’s travel business, and Kim Foat, North West & Scotland Area Manager for Your Co-op Travel. Holmes said of the win: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been named Central England Regional Agency of the Year (Large) for the tenth year running.

“This award is testament to the passion, dedication, and expertise of the colleagues in our 71 travel agencies as well as the head office team in Walsall. 

“With Covid behind us and holiday bookings now exceeding 2019 levels, our high street travel agencies are busier than ever and their commitment to customer service is unwavering.  

“The school holidays begin this weekend and, amidst reports of airport strikes, flight cancellations and the current heatwave in Europe, our expert travel agents are on hand with advice and support to ensure customers get away as smoothly as possible this summer and beyond.”  

Your Co-op Travel has branches in Swindon (inside Your Co-op Food, Newport St), Warminster (70 Market Pl), Street (74 High St), Frome (1 Cheap St), and Melksham (3 High St).

Your Co-op Travel offers one of the widest selections of holidays on the high street, including financially protected, flexible holiday deals with a range of tour operators to the top destinations. For added peace of mind, Your Co-op Travel is offering members and customers booking package holidays with its own tour operator, Co-op Holidays, low deposits, flexible payment options, free changes and cancellations and cash refunds within 10 days, as part of the Co-op Holidays Promise.

For more information on Your Co-op Travel, please go to a local branch, visit www.cooptravel.co.uk or call 01922 908 389.

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