Grand UK Holidays has unveiled a new, more user-friendly website, to coincide with the release of its latest brochure.
The second-edition 2017 brochure includes festive holidays and has been redesigned in the same style as the new-look website.
Harold Burke, sales director, said: “Both the brochure and the website have been updated and upgraded following feedback from customers and travel agents.
“The pages are easier to navigate and look much crisper – and the agent access part of the website has been improved to help make bookings straightforward.”
The upgrade to the website comes as the over-55s specialist expects a particularly busy period in June and July, with customers and agents booking festive escorted tours.
Burke added: “We always have a great flurry of bookings when the second-edition brochure comes out, because so many repeat clients want to secure the hotel of their choice for the Christmas and New Year period.
“We’ve seen great growth in numbers booking festive breaks in recent years, so our range of Christmas market tours, Turkey & Tinsel breaks, and Christmas and New Year holidays is always a good seller as soon as the brochure comes out.”
He added: “There are increasing numbers of solo travellers – who may be widowed or have lost their travelling companion – and they really appreciate the fact that we don’t charge single supplements, and have lots of single rooms available.
“Companionship is another key factor: solo travellers tell us that they enjoy the company of our friendly tour managers and like-minded holidaymakers.
“As soon as holidaymakers board their coach, they start chatting to other people, and tour managers make everyone feel relaxed and ready for fun.”
Highlights of the new brochure include festive combos, which offer customers the chance to combine a Christmas and New Year holiday in the UK – and pay £20 per person, per night on a half-board basis, for the nights in between.
Furthermore, booking both Christmas and New Year holidays together means customers qualify for a £50 discount.
There are also £25 discounts for those who want to drive to their Christmas or New Year hotel, rather than take the coach, and trips to the panto are included in many Christmas breaks.
Christmas holidays start at £359 per person for a five-day hotel break in the UK, which includes coach travel, half-board accommodation, two sightseeing excursions and festive entertainment.
The brochure also includes Grand UK Holidays’ luxury brand, Grand UK Gold, with coaches offering perks such as extra leg-room and leather seats.
The new brochure features departures from September 2017 to May 2018.
As well as the festive holidays, it offers autumn and spring breaks in the UK, river cruises in Europe, European escorted tours, solos holidays and entertainment breaks.