Travel 2 gears up to develop luxury short-haul and touring operations

H: 250px; FLOAT: right; COLOR: ; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border="0" alt="" src="">Travel 2 has unveiled plans to grow its luxury short-haul programme and touring businesses.

Managing director Andy Freeth said the Simply Luxury short-haul product had been a success since it was launched last spring but he was keen to enhance the offering.

“We have employed another product and purchasing manager as we look to grow this side of the business further,” he added.

"It’s definitely something that agents are interested in and we’re looking at different destinations in Europe to build this product up.

“We’re pleased with how the first year has gone and now we need to develop it further.”

Freeth said he was also keen to pursue growth in escorted touring and Travel 2 will this year release a brochure specifically for this market for the first time.

“We have 30 people in Glasgow tailor-making tours,” said Freeth.

“We are also looking at new destinations.

“One thing we’ve noticed about this product is that customers are not fussed about scheduled business-class flights; they’re happy to fly cheap and stay chic.”