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Claire Moore and the Celebrity Apex
11 Feb 2020
Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite in Shrewsbury, has recently had the honour of an exclusive preview of a brand new innovative cruise ship. Work on the ‘Celebrity Apex’ is being completed ahead of its maiden voyage, on the 1st April in Southampton. The ship has been billed as “the ultimate holiday at sea” with luxury accommodation, world-class dining, and a “rule-breaking...
27 Dec 2019
Peakes Travel Elite has enjoyed another successful year in Shrewsbury. The independent travel agency began over thirty years ago on Frances Peakes’ farmhouse kitchen table. The business now has a distinguished base in period premises on Mardol, with a team of fourteen staff, all with different areas of expertise in the travel sector. During 2019, Peakes have picked up a number of prestigious...
A picture of Canada featuring the Canadian flag
10 Oct 2019
The interest in holidays in Canada is so strong in the region, that Shrewsbury’s award-winning travel agent, Peakes Travel Elite, is dedicating a day to the country. The ‘Canada Open Day’ will take place on the 19th October at the travel agent’s shop on Mardol in Shrewsbury. Experts will be on hand to discuss all that Canada has to offer. Options include rail trips, cruising, self-drive...
The Peakes Travel Elite sign on Mardol
26 Sep 2019
The country is still reeling after the news of the Thomas Cook collapse. But the repatriation of thousands of Thomas Cook customers isn’t the end of the story. The Thomas Cook Travel Store in Shrewsbury was a much-loved travel agent in the area, with customers placing trust in the historic brand. There will be many customers who booked holidays at the Thomas Cook store, that weren’t Thomas Cook...
The Peakes Travel Elite team outside their shop on Mardol
24 Sep 2019
Holidaymakers this week were left in a state of panic with the news of the Thomas Cook collapse. The administration announcement of the 178-year-old company has launched the biggest peacetime repatriation in UK history. Shrewsbury’s Peakes Travel Elite have been on hand to reassure customers and advise on the procedures in this circumstance. Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite...
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...
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