Corrie Star Tyrone Launches Midcounties Travel Branch in Shrewsbury

CORRIE STAR TYRONE LAUNCHES MIDCOUNTIES’ FIRST TRAVEL BRANCH IN SHREWSBURY

Coronation Street star ‘Tyrone Dobbs’ will draw the crowds when he officially launches a new independent travel agency branch in Shrewsbury on Saturday (22 September).

Actor Alan Halsall, who plays the loveable character in the TV soap, will meet fans and sign autographs from 11am to 1pm as the VIP guest at The Midcounties Co-op Travel branch in Pride Hill.

The new venture, which will create up to eight jobs, is the first to be branded as cooptravel.co.uk. The opening celebrations include a free prize draw for the chance to win a £500 holiday voucher and special offers.

Branch Manager Wendy Hudson and her experienced team will be on hand to meet customers.

The business is part of community retailer The Midcounties Co-operative, which has a significant presence in Shrewsbury with its food stores and post offices. In addition to a network of 51 travel branches, Midcounties runs an online travel business which has given the new branch its name.

Sue Reid, Group General Manager, Travel Distribution, at Midcounties said: “We are very excited about opening in Shrewsbury in this the International Year of Co-operatives and we wanted to create a real buzz.

“We are a locally owned and independent business with more than 90 years of travel experience. We see the new branch as a great opportunity to serve the local community which is why we have invested here.

“We are looking forward to welcoming local people and members and giving them a wider choice and independent advice when it comes to booking their holidays.”
Midcounties has stated its aim to become the leading independent travel retailer in the UK, with co-operative values at its core. It has embarked on a strategy of rapid growth and has plans to open travel branches around East Midlands Airport and to build on links with Birmingham and Bristol Airports.

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Michael Michael

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