David Urquhart Travel becomes part of Alfa Leisureplex Group

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David Urquhart Travel is to join the employee-owned Alfa Leisureplex Group, whose other brands include Alfa Travel and Leisureplex Hotels.

The firm plans to unveil a range of 2020 festive breaks shortly, and is currently working on a range of holidays for 2021, brochures for which will be going to print soon.

As would be expected, David Urquhart Travel will in future offer more breaks to Leisureplex Hotels in addition to popular destinations visited in previous years.

Emma Russell, Managing Director of Alfa Leisureplex Group, commented: “We are delighted to be bringing this iconic name back and to be able to welcome some of the former team back as employee owners.

“David Urquhart Travel fits perfectly into our expansion plan, as the heartlands of David Urquhart Travel are areas where Alfa Travel does not currently pick up. We have been welcoming David Urquhart customers to our Leisureplex hotels for many years, so we know that the David Urquhart Travel customers enjoy our Leisureplex Hotels, where our fantastic employee owners go that extra mile to make memories for our guests.

“We want to say a big thank you to Bob Flynn and Martin Super of the former David Urquhart team who have both been magnificent throughout this process. We are also pleased to announce that Clare McFadden will lead the team as Operations Manager, based in East Kilbride. Clare, whose knowledge and passion for David Urquhart Travel built up over 20 years of service, will be integral to bringing these outstanding holidays back.

“Finally, a special mention must go to the man who started it all; Mr. David Urquhart. 37 years of providing memorable holiday experiences to over six million customers is a remarkable achievement. Thank you for putting your trust in us and allowing us to carry your brand forward. May we wish you a well-deserved and happy retirement and we hope to see you soon for the grand opening of our brand new travel shop in East Kilbride shopping centre.”