As Holidays Take-Off, Your Co-op Travel Launches Pop-ups inside Coleford and Stroud Branches of Your Co-op Food
Published 5 Nov 2021 in Society Announcements
Gloucestershire shoppers can pick up a slice of sunshine or a serving of adventure with their groceries when they visit the Your Co-op Food supermarkets in Stroud and Coleford.
The initiative, which comes as travel restrictions are lifted, offers customers the convenience of speaking to a travel expert and booking a well-deserved getaway at the same time as doing their weekly food shopping.
The two pop-up travel shops opened on 1 November inside the Your Co-op Food stores at The Marshes, Coleford and 16 Cashes Green Road, Cainscross, Stroud, and complement the services of the four standalone Your Co-op Travel branches in the county.
Your Co-op Travel’s experienced travel agents are on hand at the colourful pop-ups to meet customers, answer questions and plan and book their dream getaway, with options to suit every budget. The pop-ups are open 9am – 5pm, five days a week (closed on Wednesdays and Sundays) and will remain in place until at least January, which is traditionally the peak holiday booking period.
To celebrate the launch of the pop-up travel shops, Your Co-op Travel is offering up to £100* off new holiday bookings made between now and 31 January 2022.
The launch of the pop-ups comes hot on the heels of the unveiling of the Your Co-op Members App, an exclusive app for members of The Midcounties Co-operative. The app brings members all the latest member-exclusive deals and offers across the society’s businesses and, crucially, shows them how the money they spend with Your Co-op makes a difference.
Natalie Turner, Head of Branches for Your Co-op Travel, said: “The long overdue lifting of travel restrictions has released all the pent-up demand that the past 18-months of uncertainty has created. Customers are eager to book last-minute getaways for this winter as well as summer 2022, many having missed out on overseas holidays for the last two summers.
As part of The Midcounties Co-operative, one of the UK’s largest independent consumer co-operative societies, we’re always looking for ways to make life easier for our members and support the communities we serve. Our Your Co-op Travel pop-ups offer customers and members a convenient way to discuss, plan and book their holiday, whilst also picking up groceries in their local Your Co-op Food supermarket.
Shoppers in Coleford and Stroud can book package holidays with their favourite, trusted brands from us, including our own tour operator Co-op Holidays.
At Your Co-op Travel holidaymakers will find an array of amazing, financially protected, flexible holiday deals to their favourite destinations, courtesy of the many travel companies we work with. For added peace of mind, at Your Co-op Travel, we’re offering customers booking package holidays with our own tour operator, Co-op Holidays, low deposits, flexible payment options, free changes and cancellations and cash refunds within 10 days, as part of the Co-op Holidays Promise. We’re also offering, in partnership with Your Co-op Pharmacy, a discount on government-accredited Covid-19 tests, when customers book a holiday with Your Co-op Travel. The discount code is issued upon booking confirmation.”
Your Co-op Travel, which was recently awarded “Green” status by Which? magazine in their Holiday Checker - a comparison of the flexible booking and cancellation policies of more than 70 holiday companies, also has pop-ups in Your Co-op Food stores in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and Penkridge, Staffordshire.
For more information on Your Co-op Travel, please go to a local branch, visit www.cooptravel.co.uk or call 01922 908 389.