Travel company ready to land at retail and leisure destination

Pix: Shaun Flannery/ COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 4th May 2019 Doncaster Sheffield Airport TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday operator, today launched its new TUI Airways Dreamliner (Boeing 787) flight from Doncaster Sheffield airport to Orlando Sanford in Florida.

Global travel and leisure company, TUI, has confirmed a new store opening at The Springs retail and leisure centre at Thorpe Park Leeds on 24 May.

Scarborough Group International (SGI), which owns and manages The Springs, has agreed a five-year lease for TUI to occupy an 850 sq ft store facing the north entrance to The Springs car park.

TUI will create eight new jobs, with a team of travel experts offering visitors advice on booking holidays, supporting existing bookings, as well as providing travel money exchange and insurance services.

Rachel Vickers, senior commercial manager at SGI, said: “We are happy to welcome TUI to The Springs Leeds as a perfect addition to our mixed offering.

“The Springs is an extremely popular destination and, since the opening of the East Leeds Orbital Link Road, our visitor numbers have increased by around 30% month-on-month.

“This is largely as a result of Thorpe Park’s established business community of over 7,500 people, together with a high volume of passing trade, as well as the significant East Leeds residential community on our doorstep.

“We see visitors coming from Harrogate, Wetherby and even further afield because of the complete shopping and entertainment package found at The Springs.”

Michelle Rushton, store manager at TUI The Spring Leeds, said: “We are all very excited about the new store opening, especially due to its location within the retail park.

“We have had a great interactive team session this week to ignite our team spirit ahead of opening and we can’t wait to welcome in our first customers through the doors when we open this week.

“No two days have ever been the same in the 30 years I’ve been a travel agent, but nothing will beat the simple pleasure of giving our TUI customers memories that will last them a lifetime.”