National Holidays welcomes passengers back on board

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Group coach tours resumed in England from 17 May as Covid-19 restrictions were eased, and National Holidays’ Chief Executive Andy Freeth was joined by Alex Sobel, Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage, as he welcomed the holiday company’s first customers back to Scarborough.

Andy said: “Monday was a big day for us. We’ve missed having our customers on board as much as they have missed going on holiday, and it was wonderful to share in their excitement as they were finally able to get away. Scarborough is one of Britain’s most iconic and loved seaside resorts which has been welcoming guests for more than 400 years, making it a fantastic destination for one of our very first trips as government restrictions are eased.”

Alex joined Andy in greeting customers as they arrived in Scarborough, ahead of their five-day National Holidays’ break. He commented: “Group coach tours are an important part of the UK’s tourism industry which plays a huge role in driving revenue into local economies and boosting employment. It was great to meet some of the National Holidays’ customers and chat to them about what they plan to do and see whilst they are on holiday in Scarborough. Monday was a very important day, as the domestic tourism industry is able to open up further and we are delighted that group coach tours are now back up and running.”

Andy added: “The majority of our tours across the country in the coming weeks are full, but we are adding extra holidays all the time. We are delighted to be back doing what we do best – showcasing the incredible places to explore here in the UK.”

17th May 2021
Pictured at the Grand Hotel Scarborough from left Andy Freeth CEO of National Holidays, Maureen and Daniel Henry from Huddersfield and Alex Sobel shadow minister for Tourisim.
Picture Gerard Binks