Cumbernauld will soon be only one of four places to host Switzerland based travel firm

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:55 BST on Wednesday 27th June 2012.

Cumbernauld will soon be one of only four locations to host a Switzerland based travel firm.

Barrhead Travel have confirmed that they will offer dedicated Kuoni Travel Ltd services through a number of its Scottish branches.

Barrhead Travel have confirmed that the four retail outlets which will host the dedicated Kuoni service will be Glasgow, East Kilbride, Cumbernauld and Aberdeen, while more locations are in the pipeline at its other properties.

Kuoni already has twenty-one shops in England offering luxury travel products, however this new deal is the first time that the company has entered the Scottish market in a direct sales form.

Commenting, Amanda Darrington, the national sales manager for Kuoni UK, said: “We are delighted to be partnering Barrhead Travel in Scotland in four of their stores whom we have been working with for many years. We admire Barrhead’s innovative approach and look forward to working more closely with them as our Specialist Elite Agent in Scotland.’

Barrhead Travel have also confirmed that their outlets will also be offering customised holidays to its customers, using Kuoni’s ground services for activities such as cruising.

Barrhead Travel chairman, Bill Munro, added: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Kuoni to our stores in Scotland. We have had an excellent relationship with Kuoni in the past and we really think the decision they have made to position themselves in our stores is the right one. I believe it will really enhance our offering to the travelling public as Kuoni is such an exclusive brand which is not sold through all agents in Scotland, and it really demonstrates the commitment to the joint branding of Kuoni and Barrhead.”