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Triple Celebration for Local Travel Agent

Triple Celebration for Local Travel Agent

It’s a triple celebration for local travel agent Shaun Taylor of Inspire Travel by Shaun, as the agency marks its first year of trading and is shortlisted in not only one, but two of the UK Travel Industry’s most prestigious awards.

Shaun took a leap of faith and opened his agency in Abbey Road in Bourne this time last year, when the country continued to be gripped by the pandemic and international travel was largely banned.  Since then, his business has flourished and not only has he had achieved a bumper year but has also recruited a new member of the team.

This week he has also received the news that he has been shortlisted for two of the UK travel industry’s major awards:  The Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards ‘One to Watch’ award and The Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Travel Industry Awards ‘New Agent Award’.

Shaun says:

“What a way to celebrate my first year in business.  The combination of a strong year of trading and making the finals of two major national travel industry awards is a dream come true.

I am so proud of how the business has established itself, and I am so thankful for the support of my family, friends and customers. Just being shortlisted for these awards is a massive achievement for me, especially as there are so many other great agencies in the UK.”

The winners of both awards will be announced at glittering industry events in London with the Agent Achievement Award on July 14th and the TTG New Agent Award on the 19th of September.

Shaun has been in the UK travel industry over the last 15 years having worked for some of the UK’s largest travel brands, including Thomas Cook and TUI, in finance, treasury and commercial roles. He opened his own travel agency in Bourne in June 2021.

The agency offers customers a full travel offering, from UK-based weekend breaks and staycations, through to overseas packaged holidays, cruises with the world’s top cruise lines and holidays of a lifetime from many of the UK’s top luxury travel brands.

Inspire Travel by Shaun is a truly independent and privately-owned travel agency but benefits greatly from being part of The Inspire Group. Being independent means that the agency is not tied to an airline or tour operator, so can give completely unbiased advice to customers on their travel requirements.  

With the backing of The Inspire Group, the agency is part of a large powerful group that has access to the best commercial deals and therefore, able to offer amongst the best and most competitive prices.

Inspire Travel by Shaun is also fully ATOL bonded meaning that customers are completely protected should the airline, tour operator or company they are travelling with encounter financial difficulties.

Lisa Henning, managing director, Inspire Group added:

“We are so proud of what Shaun has achieved and delighted that he is part of our Group. He embodies all the attributes of a first-class travel agent and fully deserves all his recent recognition and success.”


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