Cheltenham-based JG Travel Group have purchased the brand of National Holidays which includes: the name, the website, the social media accounts and the customer data.
The recruitment page on the website states: “The JG Travel Group operates a very different model to the SLG Group, in that we don’t own hotels or coaches; unfortunately therefore, we don’t have any opportunities for coach drivers or hotel staff.”
However, they will have a ‘variety of management and specialist roles’ available and are eager to talk to former Specialist Leisure Group staff.
The statement on the National Holidays website was issued on the afternoon of Monday 13 July 2020, and reads:
“We are delighted to announce that National Holidays has joined the JG Travel Group, following the acquisition of the brand by an affiliated company. National Holidays has an enviable reputation in the coach holiday market, giving customers many years of wonderful experiences, since 1976.
The JG Travel Group has operated UK and European breaks for almost 25 years, through Just Go! Holidays and Omega Breaks to UK customers, and Albion Journeys to US customers.
We pride ourselves on delivering a diverse, exciting and great value for money range of tours, focusing on excellent customer service – which includes nationwide pick-up points.
We are absolutely thrilled that we can add National Holidays to our portfolio, and we look forward to welcoming previous National Holidays’ customers to get back out enjoying their tours.
Our aim is to take the essence of National Holidays and replicate many tours, pickups points and even staff. We will be using coach operators from the same regions, so you may well recognise some of the drivers.
We are working hard to put together our initial 2021 holiday selection for you; the first set of tours will be announced very soon- keep your eyes open for our countdown when we reveal how you can be first to book one of our new tours. We will be updating the website regularly, along with the National Holidays Facebook page and will give you details on when and how you can book.”