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Peakes Travel Elite
18 Oct 2017
An independent Shrewsbury travel agent has reported one of the most challenging few weeks of its 25-year history, assisting clients affected by Hurricane Irma, the Ryanair debacle and the Monarch Airlines collapse. Staff at Peakes Travel Elite have dealt with more than 40 separate bookings affected by the natural disaster or airlines chaos which happened almost back-to-back between early...
27 Jun 2017
Hard work and professionalism has paid off for a Shropshire student after their work placement leads to a permanent job. Natasha Beaman, 17 from Shrewsbury, is currently studying Level 3 Travel & Tourism at Shrewsbury College and as part of the College’s work placement programme, Natasha had the opportunity to work at Opulent Travel Services. Opulent Travel Services, based in Shrewsbury, are...
11 Dec 2016
  Best ever year celebrated at Peaks Travel… Peakes Travel of Shrewsbury held a seasonal open morning with mince pies and fizz for customers at their historic Mardol premises, with entertainment provided by pupils of Harlescott Junior School. The youngsters sang a range of Christmas carols and collected money for the local Harry Johnson Trust, with donations also made by the Peakes Travel team of...
14 Nov 2016
Exciting times for Travel and Tourism students at Shrewsbury College after launching their impressive new uniform. Chosen by current Level 3 Travel and Tourism students, the stylish and professional outfits were presented this week at an exclusive evening event. The course prepares students for careers which could take them all over the world. Jane Owen, Travel and Tourism Lecturer commented, “It...
28 May 2016
   Certain invitations are simply too good to refuse.  “Would you care to join us…?” read McLaren Automotive’s email “for the launch of our all-new 570GT next week. We’ll be based at the Ritz Carlton Abama - in Tenerife”   Well, they did ask me nicely; it would’ve been rude to say no.        A couple of days later and I’ll admit, still trying to fathom why me exactly? I found myself shuffling...
21 May 2016
Top trophy for Peakes Travel elite … Peakes Travel Elite has been named as Central & East England’s Top Travel Agency in a new power-list of the UK & Ireland’s best agents The agency which is based in a historic building in Mardol, Shrewsbury, beat off competition from many other high street agents in the region to take the trophy. The Top 50 Travel Agencies list was revealed in a...
Airtsream 684 International travel trailer review
25 Apr 2016
     It’s a long time since I last had breakfast in an aluminium trailer in Cumbria. Twenty-five years or so ago on a cold November morning I bought a bacon sandwich and a polystyrene cup of luke-warm coffee as I made my way into the Grizedale Forest to watch the RAC Rally. A local farmer had set up a barbecue and an evidently unreliable boiler in the back of a livestock trailer; as the crowds of...
08 Mar 2016
  National recognition for Peakes Travel … A Shropshire travel team is celebrating after being nominated for a prestigious national award against opposition from over 500 agencies of all sizes. Peakes Travel Elite of Shrewsbury is shortlisted for the Travel Trade Top 50 Award and will attend a gala presentation evening at The Vox Centre in Birmingham next month. The awards are judged through a...
22 Jan 2016
  Fiona sets sail with Peakes Travel Elite … Following a big increase in demand for cruise vacations from clients, Shropshire holiday and travel specialists Peakes Travel Elite has welcomed Fiona Denning of Telford as its new cruise professional. Peakes Travel Elite, based in a historic building at 11 Mardol in Shrewsbury, is the town’s only family-run independent travel agent and caters for all...
08 Jan 2016
Peakes Travel Elite, Shrewsbury’s only independent and family-owned travel agency, is hosting a Canadian Travel Open Day on Saturday (16th January), showcasing this amazing country’s vast array of attractions. Experts will be on hand to discuss Rockies rail trips, cruising in Alaska, ski-ing in Whistler, a city break in Toronto or Vancouver or the opportunity to see Grizzly Bears and Polar Bears...
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