Bury College Travel Shop Takes Students on Worldwide Adventure

Bury College is celebrating the launch of a brand new travel agency which will allow staff, students and the general public to book their bespoke holidays.

Bury College Travel and Tourism department have teamed up with leading Travel Counsellor Pete Whitehead to open the Travel Shop. Whether it be a city break, cruise or honeymoon, this brand new travel agency offers a full holiday booking package with a personal caring service.

Based in the Bury College Travel and Tourism Hub, trained Travel and Tourism students will be assisting Pete, who boasts over 15 years industry experience, with all bookings and general travel enquiries. This will not only provide students with a direct insight into the world of travel but will allow them to acquire the skills and confidence to progress directly into industry.

Pete Whitehead, who before starting at Travel Counsellors looked after travel consultants all over the UK and Ireland, said of the new Travel Shop, “The Travel team at Bury College are great and it is brilliant to work from the college and offer a service to the staff, students and the general public over the phone and by email. I love to Travel - it’s my passion, so to share it with the students is great.”

Sarah Partington, Bury College Head of Curriculum for Travel added, “Our new travel shop provides students with valuable work experience to develop their employability and wider skills to enable them to get ahead in the industry.”

Former Bury Church of England High School, Sophie Mills-Jones, is a current Level 3 Travel and Tourism student and believes the opening of the Travel Shop is great. Sophie said, “Working in the Travel Shop is a great experience. I have been liaising with different airlines such as Jet2.com to organise travel arrangements which has really improved my confidence. I love my Travel course, the tutors are so nice and I think that my qualification will open a lot of doors for me in the future.”

The Travel Shop is open Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm during term-time. Any bookings offer 100% financial protection and are ATOL bonded. For more information or to make travel enquiries, please call 0161 280 8284 or email: travel.shop@burycollege.ac.uk

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