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Busy First 100 Days For EDC Travel

East Durham College’s very own travel agency shop, EDC Travel, has hit its first 100 days of trading and business is really taking off.

EDC Travel is a fully ABTA bonded travel agency set up by East Durham College in partnership with the Hays Independence Group, and is based at the College’s Peterlee Campus.

And since its opening the store has taken booking worldwide for staff, students and the local public.

Customers have booked up trips to destinations including Cape Verde, Munich, Tenerife, London, Fuerteventura, Dubai, Crete, The Lake District, Santorini, Turkey and Krakow.

The store is managed by Julie Heath, who has over 20 years experience in the industry, along with students from travel and tourism and business courses at the College working in the store to pick up first-hand experience of the industry.

Julie said: “These first 100 days have been an absolute whirlwind since we opened, we have been really busy.

“We have had a great response since we opened up and have booked our customers up on some fantastic holidays from close to home to far away.

“EDC Travel is a fantastic concept. As a full working travel agency we help to get these students work-ready as they leave college already having experienced what it’s like to work in a fully-licensed travel agency.”

EDC Travel is open to the general public and is open between 10am-6pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and between 10am-8pm Tuesday and Thursday.

For enquiries and bookings, please call the store on 0191 518 5566 or email edctravel@eastdurham.ac.uk.

And for information on courses in Travel & Tourism at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.