The director of a travel agents which opened in a Buckinghamshire town this week said she is 'thrilled' with the new location and has received a 'warm welcome' from the community.

Holiday company Travelbag, which was founded in 1979 and has six branches across the UK, opened its doors at Number 11 on Marlow High Street on Monday, January 22.

The small enterprise, which prioritises in-person service above online consultations, was praised by broadcaster Chris Evans on his radio show back in November when he described Travelbag as a "disruptor" to the travel industry's trend towards digitisation. 

He said: “Travelbag has realised that in places like Marlow, people have a bit of time on their hands, and they want a bit of social interaction and this kind of personal service.

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“It makes me really happy to see a travel agent popping back up in the High Street.”

Lesley Rollo, Managing Director of Travelbag, told the Free Press: “We are thrilled with our new location on Marlow’s busy High Street, and the warm response we have had from the local community so far has been overwhelming.

“This only reinforces why Marlow was the perfect choice for our new shop – we’ve (already) noticed that Marlow customers are adventurous and love to explore, with many requests for destinations like Canada, India and Australia.”

She added: “We look forward to welcoming everybody and having a chat over a cuppa, or even better, a glass of bubbly, about their upcoming holiday plans.”