Thomson, a part of TUI UK & Ireland, has opened its new concept Holiday Design Store at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield.
The new 1,000 foot store was officially opened for business by representatives from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The store features major technological improvements, including an 84′ touch screen interactive map designed to entertain and inspire customers.
Jill Carter, head of Sales at TUI UK & Ireland, said: ‘We are thrilled to open our Holiday Design Store in Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Our four Holiday Design Stores in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow have proven to be a huge success and we’ve had excellent feedback from both customers and staff. It’s great to now be able to offer this unique service in Sheffield and help make booking customers’ holidays even more exciting.’
Equipped with advanced technology, the store is divided into specially designed zones allowing customers to browse for holidays on their own devices or using interactive screens. They can also visit the Advice Bar, which provides a dedicated computer to access reviews as well as destination, excursion and visa information or book their own holiday. Travel advisors are available to answer questions and help with booking needs.
High definition screens and projections featuring destination and hotel facilities are also presented. Customers will be able to view ‘top ten’ lists and live weather information, read reviews and view videos of destinations and hotels. Social media feeds are also streamed onto the screens.
The Design Store concept is being introduced to Meadowhall for the first time after its successful implementation in Thomson shops at Bluewater Shopping Centre, as well as Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow City Centres last year.