News : Holiday Firm Barrhead Travel Acquired by US Group
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK, Feb, 2018 -- A travel firm with a call centre in Barrow has been acquired by an American company.
Barrhead Travel Group, which employs around 35 people in its centre at Emlyn Hughes House, has reached an agreement with Travel Leaders Group for the acquisition.
Barrhead is a Scottish-based group with more than 75 locations – including one in Barrow and more than 900 employees and agents.
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When Cumbria Travel opened in Whitehaven in 2015 and Workington last year, Barrhead was its service partner, providing technology and support.
Ninan Chacko, Travel Leaders Group chief executive, said: "Barrhead is a great addition to our family of brands.
"Bill and Sharon Munro have devoted their careers to building this extraordinary business. We’re pleased that the Munro family is entrusting the future of Barrhead, its employees, agents and customers to our organisation."
Barrhead will keep it branding and no major changes in operations are anticipated, Travel Leaders Group said.
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter and terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Mrs Munro said: "Joining with Travel Leaders Group will give us the resources to expand into additional markets, access to new technology and the ability to innovate."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Barrhead Travel is a UK based privately owned travel agency group established in 1975, now with 50 retail outlets, extensive brands on-line, three contact centres and over 800 colleagues.
Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018