A HIGH street travel agency in Worcester has been named number one in the UK in a prestigious industry award.
ArrangeMyEscape has been crowned the best travel agent in the UK and Ireland in the Travel Trade Gazette awards.
The TTG awards are presented by The Gazette, which is the oldest travel journal in the world.
Chief Executive Jennifer Lynch and her team received their award at an event in Birmingham on March 24.
She said she and her team were “ecstatic” at the award ceremony.
She said: “It’s amazing, we’re so happy. Words can’t describe. We’re thrilled, we’re absolutely amazed.
“We’ve been together since day one
“You can’t describe the feeling, we are family.
“There was a spark when I first interviewed the team.
“We started with a three-legged table and now look at us.
“We talked about stores number two and three, it’s time to grow now and grow the team. It’s time for my team to grow now.”
The award placed ArrangeMyEscape first among the top 50 travel agencies in the country, as chosen by TTG.
This is the latest recognition for the company, which was named a finalist in the competition in 2020.
Companies on the shortlist are selected by a panel of suppliers including tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and hotel companies.
Suppliers are then asked to rate the agents they have worked with over the past 12 months and consider expertise and service as well as sales performance.
Arrange My Escape began as a travel agent in 1990 and catered exclusively to corporate clients.
Current managing director Jennifer Lynch was recruited when the company decided to set up a holiday travel agency, tasked with setting up the Mealcheapen Street branch in April 2017.
For more information about the company, visit www.arrangemyescape.com/