Barrhead Travel is planning a recruitment drive as the industry continues to bounce back from the Covid pandemic.

The new roles, including a number of apprenticeships, are in the pipeline after the company unveiled its new flagship Glasgow store.

Based in Gordon Street, the store measures a whopping 4,000 square feet, is split across two levels and features an events space, a training room and private appointment rooms for customers looking for an in-depth consultation.

It will be staffed by more than 35 travel specialists, all with different areas of expertise.

Barrhead Travel has enjoyed a record-breaking start to 2023, with the number of bookings higher than pre-pandemic levels.

Jacqueline Dobson, president of Barrhead Travel, said: “With travel demand exceeding 2019 levels, we’re pleased to be making significant investments in our team and retail locations.

“As more people return to travel agencies, we’re ensuring our spaces are innovative, modern and accessible to all.

“Our new flagship store marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Barrhead Travel as the industry embraces continued demand for responsible travel.

“The new space gives us the flexibility to offer a people-first approach that’s designed to offer clients the personalised support they need to secure the holiday of their dreams.”

Since it was founded in Barrhead back in 1975, Barrhead Travel has expanded from a traditional ‘bucket and spade’ operator to a group offering advice in areas such as long haul, cruise and touring holidays, as well as running an in-house training facility.

Its store network now includes 85 locations throughout the UK.

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