TWO more co-operative travel businesses have joined the Co-operative Travel Trading Group (CTTG), bringing with them more than £ 5 million in package holiday sales.
The Group is now responsible for buying and marketing on behalf of Channel Island Co-op and Chelmsford Star Co-op, both of which have well-established travel operations.
The move brings the total number of societies backing CTTG to seven and further consolidates the Group's buying and marketing management of the Co-op Movement's travel business.
Allan Smith, Chief Executive of Channel Islands Co-op, commented: "CTTG has already proved to be a dynamic force in the travel marketplace ? this move will have major benefits for our business."
Tony Gudgeon, Chief Executive of Chelmsford Star Society, added: "We already have a strong regional travel presence, which will be further underpinned by CTTG's buying and marketing power."
Welcoming both societies, CTTG's chief operating officer Mike Greenacre said their decision to join was evidence of the Group's effectiveness as the UK's leading independent travel force.
CTTG was launched in spring 2003 with the backing of five co-operative travel businesses ? the Co-operative Group, United Co-operatives, Midlands Co-op, West Midlands and Leeds Co-op.
It now accounts for holiday sales of over £ 1.3billion annually from a retail network which includes over 600 travel outlets, seven call centres and the UK's largest travel homeworking business.
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- British co-operative movement
- Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society
- chief executive
- Co-operative Travel Trading Group
- Consumers' cooperative
- Leeds Co-operative Society
- Midlands Co-operative Society
- Social Issues
- The Co-operative brand
- The Co-operative Group
- The Co-operative Travel
- Travel Trading Group
- United Co-operatives