Barrhead Travel awarded for outstanding boost in the US tourism

Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

Barrhead Travel has been honored an impressive accolade in terms of exceptional growth in passenger numbers to the USA.

Glasgow-based Barrhead Travel was identified in the 2018 Chairman’s Circle of Honors, awarded by the US Travel Association at the recent IPW conference, hosted in Denver.

The Chairman’s Circle of Honors celebrates the world’s highest-volume tour operators and buyers of US travel and hospitality services.

Barrhead Travel has reported major expansion in US destinations including Chicago (up 215%), New York (up 54%), Louisiana (up 130%) and Tennessee (up 85%).

Improved staff training, new partnerships with individual state tourism authorities and dedicated partner marketing campaigns have been emphasized as some of the main growth factors all through 2017. Also, the travel group last year declared their partnership with Brand USA, making them the first Scottish travel agency to officially work with the organisation.

Sharon Munro, President of Barrhead Travel, said: “As a business, we are very pleased to be recognised amongst some of the top international tour operators and agencies. In addition to new partnerships and increased training opportunities, sending our USA specialists on familiarisation trips to destinations such as Nashville, Austin and Philadelphia, has played a huge role in shaping the expertise of our USA offering.

“The USA is an incredibly diverse destination with appeal to all types of holidaymakers and we are committed to ensuring its continued growth across the business. Additionally, the increase in direct routes from Scotland to America has had a significant impact as it allows our customers more convenient choices when planning their stateside adventure.”

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