Baker’s Broadmead booking boost
Bakers Dolphin’s travel shop in Broadmead, Bristol, has recently done record business in a week. The operator’s shop previously showcased the Weston-super-Mare firm’s coach holidays and days out offers and has been expanded to enable people to book cruises from the city, car hire abroad, flights, London West End tickets and other holiday needs worldwide through its ABTA-bonded service. Bakers Dolphin was founded in 1889 and since 1998, when its travel division was sold to First Choice, it has concentrated on its core business of coach holidays in the UK and Europe, coach hire and days out to events and shows.
Sales and Marketing Director, Amanda Harrington, said, ‘There has been a significant spike in summer holiday bookings and we believe it is fuelled by a desire to escape the doom and gloom of a British winter and have something to look forward to. With Easter not happening until early April this year we have noticed that people are keen to get something else in the diary to work towards. Although many now book their travel needs online there are still a lot of people who want to talk to a travel adviser, discuss special requirements or have help deciding on what to book. We continue to expand our coach holidays, which we provide ourselves with our own fleet of 60 vehicles with destinations throughout the UK and Europe, including our popular luxury Gold Service.’