Pictured left to right outside the new store are: Paul Hardwick, Fred. Olsen Travel Agents Director of Retail; Emma Bailey, Fred. Olsen Travel Agents; Tutti Taylor, Fred. Olsen Travel Agents; Councillor Candy Vaughan, Mayor of Eastbourne; Trevor Ridler, Fred. Olsen Travel Agents Business Development Manager; and Shirley Waters, Fred. Olsen Travel Agents..
- Store Officially Opened by Councillor Candy Vaughan, Mayor of Eastbourne, on 10th July -
Fred. Olsen Travel Agents saw their 18thretailstore officially opened by Councillor Candy Vaughan, Mayor of Eastbourne, on Monday 10thJuly at The Beacon, Eastbourne. Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO of Advantage Travel Partnership Group; Ian Brooks and Belinda Mindell, Board Directors for Fred. Olsen Travel; Steve Williams, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Travel; and Paul Hardwick, Director of Retail for Fred. Olsen Travel, also witnessed this auspicious occasion, alongside many VIP guests from various holiday and cruise companies and existing customers from the area.
As their first concept store, this is a really exciting and dynamic new approach for the team at Fred. Olsen Travel. In addition to selling holidays and cruises from hundreds of different suppliers, the store gives a specialist focus to selected operators – Riviera Travel, Cunard, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania Cruises and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Business Development Manager, Trevor Ridler is delighted to manage this store alongside his existing store in Heathfield and has managed to recruit some fantastic talent back into the travel industry.
The doors are now open at this new location with a team of four staff who are already doing incredibly well serving the people of Eastbourne with some fantastic holidays.
Trevor Ridler, Fred. Olsen Travel Agents Business Development Manager, commented: “I am extremely excited to open this store in my hometown and look forward to branching out further in the future”.
Fred. Olsen Travel Agents Director of Retail, Paul Hardwick, added: “ I couldn’t be more proud of what my development team has achieved with this new location and its concept. The store enables us to demonstrate to customers our in-depth product knowledge and the exceptional service you can enjoy at Fred. Olsen Travel, and that our staff really can make the difference when choosing your next holiday or cruise.”
Customers are invited to pop along to the Beacon 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.
Fred. Olsen Travel has been a fixture on the high street for 35 years with 18 travel agencies: ten in East Anglia in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds, Beccles and Norwich; six on the South coast in Hythe, Lymington, Westbourne, Christchurch, Ferndown and Dorchester; and two in the South East in Heathfield and Eastbourne. 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.