For the last eleven years we have traded as part of The Freedom Travel Group consortium. Originally when we set up our business Freedom was owned by The Co-operative Travel and was a great match for our business providing a great balance between excellent commercial deals for our clients to benefit from through to being independent and unbiased to the core. Over the years both The Destination Lounge and The Freedom Travel Group changed - Co-operative Travel entered into a joint venture with Thomas Cook, eventually becoming a wholly owned brand of the travel giant taking Freedom with it. Meanwhile, The Destination Lounge evolved from a home based travel agent to North Devon’s leading independent travel agent with two high street premises.
As part of a regular assessment of our business to ensure we are providing the most competitive terms for our clients and the widest possible choice we made the decision a couple of months ago to change consortia and trade as members of The Advantage Travel Partnership, the largest consortium of independent travel professionals in the UK.
What does this mean for our clients? Well apart from an even broader range of travel providers for our team to offer holidays from, there might be a change to the appearance of some of our booking documents. That's about it - the branches, our teams and ownership remains the same and we will continue to look after you with the exceptional service we always strive for.
If you have any questions regarding this behind the scenes change, please just ask our team by either popping into our branches or calling the Ilfracombe shop on 01271 862626 or South Molton shop on 01769 572841.