New scheme to boost the travel industry is supported by Co-operative Travel which has a branch in King’s Lynn

Lynn’s High Street branch of Co-operative Travel is part of scheme launching in November to boost the travel industry.

Discounts and deals are being offered by more than 80 big-name holiday companies, as part of a new “Holiday to Help Out” initiative.

The scheme, which will run from November 2 to 8, has been launched by travel industry magazine TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) and is being supported by Co-operative Travel, part of Midcounties Co-operative.

Holiday at the seaside.
Holiday at the seaside.

Inspired by the success of the chancellor’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme in August, the Holiday To Help Out initiative aims to inspire travellers facing one of the darkest times of the year and inject vital support to Covid 19-hit travel businesses.

Customers can visit their local Co-operative Travel branch, quote the holiday company name and the Holiday To Help Out offer to receive the deal or discount.

The travel companies taking part in the scheme range from Celebrity Cruises and easyJet Holidays to Olympic Holidays, Intrepid and Riviera Travel.

Some of the deals and discounts available include 50 per cent off a luxury holiday to Indonesia with Elegant Resorts, a £60 per person discount on package holidays with Olympic Holidays, two weeks for the price of one on holidays to Greece with Sunvil, and US$100 onboard spend with every stateroom booking with Celebrity Cruises.

The special offers are only available to customers booking them through a travel agent, such as Co-operative Travel.

To support the Holiday to Help Out scheme further, Co-operative Travel shops will be offering £100 off holidays when the booking is to the value of £2,000 or more, from selected travel companies and booked via the branches during the week-long campaign.

Where the holiday company is already offering a discount or deal as part of the Holiday to Help Out initiative, the Co-operative Travel discount will be applied on top. The Co-operative Travel discount will also apply to holidays from selected travel providers who are not part of the Holiday to Help Out scheme, for example Jet2Holidays, TUI and Classic Collection.

Natalie Turner, head of branches for Co-operative Travel said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this initiative to give the holiday industry a much needed boost and encourage customers through the doors of our 78 high street travel branches.

“As the winter blues set in, particularly after the year of turmoil we have all had, everyone needs something to look forward to and booking a holiday is the perfect fix. We have put all the correct measures in place to ensure our shops are a safe haven to welcome customers and help them book a bargain getaway as part of this exciting new scheme.”

For more information on Co-operative Travel, go to www.cooptravel.co.uk. For more information on the Holiday to Help Out scheme, visit www.holidaytohelpout.com.



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