East Ayrshire travel agent celebrates 50 years in business with huge £10,000 holiday giveaway


An Ayrshire travel agent celebrates a special milestone with a generous gift.

It’s party time as the Kilmarnock branch of Stewart Travel celebrates the company’s 50th anniversary in style – by giving away £10,000 worth of holiday vouchers.

To mark the occasion, staff celebrated with cake and bubbly and launched a raffle giving one lucky guest the chance to win a £5,000 holiday. Fifty finalists will win a £100 holiday voucher, bringing the total giveaway to £10,000.

Registrations are open until Wednesday 31 August and vouchers can be used as full or partial payment for any holiday package. Stewart Travel is also offering £50 off all stays booked by the end of June.

And business is “busier than ever” according to the company’s director of retail, Linda Boyd.

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In 1972, when the company’s first store opened in Prestwick, Donny Osmond topped the charts, Marlon Brando starred in The Godfather and Ceylan was rebranded as Sri Lanka.

Taking a trip down memory lane, boss Linda said: ‘It’s hard to believe but in those days you could have chosen an all inclusive holiday for just £50 a head and the bell bottoms and the miniskirts were all the rage.”

But she said: “While fashion may have changed, some things remain the same, our award-winning trips are always here to reduce clutter and help find customers the perfect vacation.”

Stewart Travel won Best Independent Travel Agency at the consumer-voted British Travel Awards 2019; best street travel agency at the last awards in 2020, and hopes to strike gold again in this 50th year.

Linda added: “We are busier than ever right now. But we are also particularly proud that each branch has become part of their community.

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