Kuoni Makes Foray into Scotland

Kuoni Travel Ltd, a travel company that is based in Switzerland, has announced its plans to offer Kuoni branded products through Barrhead Travel retail outlets in Scotland.

Barrhead Travel retail outlets will host a dedicated Kuoni service area in four offices in Glasgow, East Kilbride, Cumbernauld and Aberdeen, while more are planned at its other properties.

Although Kuoni has 21 shops in England offering luxury travel products, this is the first time that the company has entered the Scottish market in a direct sales form.

Amanda Darrington, the national sales manager for Kuoni UK, said, ‘We are delighted to be partnering Barrhead Travel in Scotland in four of their stores whom we have been working with for many years. We admire Barrhead’s innovative approach and look forward to working more closely with them as our Specialist Elite Agent in Scotland.’

Barrhead will also be offering customised holidays to its customers, using Kuoni’s ground services for activities such as cruising.

Barrhead Travel chairman, Bill Munro, said, ‘I am delighted to be able to welcome Kuoni to our stores in Scotland. We have had an excellent relationship with Kuoni in the past and we really think the decision they have made to position themselves in our stores is the right one. I believe it will really enhance our offering to the travelling public as Kuoni is such an exclusive brand which is not sold through all agents in Scotland, and it really demonstrates the commitment to the joint branding of Kuoni and Barrhead.’