Edinburgh couple bag £1,000 prize from Barrhead Travel to spend on trip to Portugal in 2022

A lucky Edinburgh couple have bagged £1,000 to spend on their holiday to Portugal which has been postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Rhoda Morrison
Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 4:45 pm

Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article.

Barrhead Travel ran a competition as a gesture to give back to holidaymakers whose travel plans had been affected by the pandemic.

Mr and Mrs Cranston, who are customers at the Fort Kinnaird Retail Park branch, were thrilled to be one of four winners drawn to receive the boost.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

An Edinburgh couple bagged £1,000 to spend on their next holiday

They said it came as a “massive pick me up” after a tough couple of years and said it would make their 2022 holiday “extra special”.

The competition winners’ comments are reflective of ABTA’s recent report that states 49 per cent of people feel their holiday is more important to them than ever before due to previous limited opportunities to travel.

Michelle Thomson, store manager, said: “Holidays are close to everyone’s hearts, and after a rough couple of years, everyone deserves one

“Many of our customers, old and new, are paying special attention to their next booking – they want to savour the experience and make it one to remember.

“We’re noticing that multi-generational family holidays are on the rise to destinations such as Orlando, Tenerife and Dubai – a clear indication that families are longing to spend real time together reconnecting.

Customers are looking to us to take care of their travel plans. They are ready to experience life to the fullest but need reassurance that their money is protected, and that they have a professional at the end of the phone to give up-to-date advice.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.