Essex travel shop cruises to prestigious award

PUBLISHED: 14:08 06 November 2009 | UPDATED: 07:26 30 May 2010

Dalton Travel Dunmow wins award. (please note, Suda asked us to make sure we refer to her shop as

Dalton Travel Dunmow wins award. (please note, Suda asked us to make sure we refer to her shop as "Dalton Travel Dunmow" as there are other branches of Dalton travel out there).

A DUNMOW High Street travel agency have won a prestigious award for selling more cruises in one year than any other UK travel shop. Dalton Travel Dunmow won the inaugural Page and Moy travel agent of the year award 2009, after selling close to a million p

A DUNMOW High Street travel agency have won a prestigious award for selling more cruises in one year than any other UK travel shop.

Dalton Travel Dunmow won the inaugural Page and Moy travel agent of the year award 2009, after selling close to a million pounds worth of cruises for one particular company.

Shop owner, Suda Gray, believes that it is down to the hard work of her team and also says that it shows signs of encouragement for the rest of Dunmow's High Street.

She said: "Although we do a lot of work on the phone our footfall has increased recently. It seems people are coming back to travel agents for a face-to-face service rather than looking on the internet for deals."

The shop team also say they have already sold nearly £500,000s worth of cruises for next year and Mrs Gray is also taking on another member of staff to cope with demand.

"Although we are told people have no money, they still seem to be prepared to spend on holidays," she said. "We often support the local community, I always shop locally for example, and it seems the local people are supporting us."

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