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27 Sep 2021
Shrewsbury author reflects on his twenty-five years living and working in Saudi Arabia in fascinating new memoir Tales from the Desert: An Arabian memoir by author Stuart Crocker sees Stuart fondly relate his experiences of living in a country which, to all intents and purposes, remains closed to visitors. Working and living in that alien environment for a quarter of a century has given Stuart a...
Claire Moore from Peakes Travel Elite
13 May 2021
As overseas travel becomes possible again from next week, a travel agency in Shrewsbury has something else to celebrate after being listed as a top 50 travel agency in the UK and Ireland. Industry bible Travel Trade Gazette recently named Peakes in their power list of top agencies. Peakes was one of just three agencies in central England to earn a place in this prestigious list. More than 400...
Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite
06 Apr 2021
Peakes Travel Elite, Shrewsbury’s award-winning travel agent, are staying ahead of their competitors and at the forefront of customer opinion on travel with the results they have collected from an AITO travel insights survey. The survey revealed 48% of respondents would like to book a holiday in the next 12 months and uncovered that just 3% of customers are unsure about travelling again. Being...
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...
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