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Leicestershire travel agent opening brand new retail store despite global pandemic

Leicestershire travel agent opening brand new retail store despite global pandemic

Sheena Sumner, Founder and Director of award-winning independent travel agency Wonderluxe Travel, is opening a brand-new travel store in the East Midlands this year – despite the global pandemic.

The store will offer local shoppers a wide range of overseas tailor-made luxury holidays, weddings and honeymoons, corporate travel and concierge services.

Sheena, who set up Wonderluxe Travel as a home-working agency in 2019, says:

“We got off to a great start and then Covid-19 hit. It’s been a daunting time, but I’ve always had the vision of growing my own travel business and I refuse to let a global pandemic get in the way.

“During lockdown I joined up to five networking Zoom calls a week with like-minded business owners, enabling me to find a fantastic business partner who is investing in these next exciting steps with me.

“With over 17 years’ sales experience across multiple sectors including travel and a wealth of personal travel experience, nothing brings me more joy than helping to design amazing tailor-made holidays that create long-lasting memories. I can’t wait to welcome holidaymakers to the new store and share our passion.”

Sheena has employed four additional team-members since January 2021 and plans to create more home-working Travel Consultant jobs in 2022, with four of the team allocated to the new store once it opens later in the year.

Featuring a modern and cosy design, the store will act as a travel lounge where visitors can discuss their future travel plans with an expert Travel Consultant over coffee – or a glass of Champagne for those special-occasion holidays. Appointments will be available on request.

Wonderluxe Travel works with a handpicked selection of travel partners to offer a wide range of luxury overseas holidays including adventure travel, beach holidays, cruises, safaris, ski and wellness holidays.

Clients can enquire about holidays now by completing an online form at, calling 01332 494 602 or emailing

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