Crawley home-based travel agent scoops prestigious award

A local travel agent has picked up a prestigious awards from the Travel Trade Gazette.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Crawley home-based travel agent Darren Powell. Picture courtesy of Designer Travel

The team at Designer Travel were left speechless on Friday, March 19 when the Travel Trade Gazette (known as TTG) announced Crawley home-based travel agent Darren Powell among their Top 50 Travel Agents for this year at a glittering virtual awards ceremony.

TTG is the UK’s oldest travel industry publication and to win these awards in recognition of the efforts of the company as a whole is a real honour.

TTG and their industry judges were looking for examples of how travel businesses have navigated the challenging landscape of 2020, how the business has looked after their customers and in turn supported their own teams.

The business secured a Top 50 Place in the category of Best Homeworking Business, UK.

Darren, who is a Business Associate of the company, said: “The awards win is a huge boost for everyone associated with our business.

"Our industry has taken a huge knock in the last year but thanks to the tireless dedication of both our associates and our customers, we are starting to see the sustained green shoots of recovery and are thrilled with these incredible endorsements”

Holiday bookings through the home-based network have picked up significantly during March for this summer and beyond.

Darren added: “I have been able to locate a vast array of amazing holiday offers for those customers in Crawley and the surrounding areas who are ready to book.

"Most holidays can be secured for just a small deposit and, for those who want to make regular payments, we also have a direct debit scheme, which helps to spread the cost.

"Our 'Peace of Mind' guarantee is available on a wide selection of long-haul destinations – this gives you the chance to book something now but cancel up to seven weeks prior to departure with minimal cost.

"By booking your holiday now you know that prices are secure and you have something exciting to look forward to.”

Having launched Designer Travel in 2008 the business now comprises of an amazing team of over a hundred truly dedicated homeworkers located throughout the UK.

Joint owners, Karen Pocock and Amanda Matthews were thrilled with the recognition for a team that has pulled out all the stops to look after and support customers both old and new during the last twelve months.

Karen and Amanda wanted to thank both their customers and each and every one of their travel partners who have supported them tirelessly throughout the last year.

The company scooped top spot in the category of Top Luxury Travel Agent, UK and Top Agent for the North West of England

These two awards were in addition to the runners-up status for Top UK Homeworking business.