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Tuesday, 02 May 2017

One lucky family* will win a dream holiday worth up to £3,000 this Friday (May 5) as Barrhead Travel brings a flavour of Spain to Silverburn Shopping Centre.

The leading independent travel company, along with partners PortAventura World and Costa Daurada Tourism, will bring a family fiesta to the shopping centre.

There will be fun entertainment including balloon modelling and face-painting, tasty refreshments and giveaways at the event, which takes place outside Barrhead Travel’s store.

Customers who stop by to get snaps with the PortAventura World characters will also have the chance to try and scoop the ultimate prize of a holiday to PortAventura World.

Barrhead Travel chief executive, Sharon Munro, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing some Spanish flavour and family fun to Silverburn along with our partners at PortAventura World and Costa Daurada Tourism.

“Anyone who wishes to find out more about the exclusive holidays on offer can stop by for some family fun or advice from our specialists. We are especially excited to be giving away a dream holiday and have no doubt this will prove extremely popular with families who have their sights set on Spain!

“Costa Daurada is one of our most popular destinations for families, and is already selling out fast for this summer. In particular, PortAventura World is a must-visit attraction in the region – especially now that the spectacular Ferrari Land theme park has opened.”

Friday’s event comes ahead of Barrhead Travel’s inaugural flight to Reus, the connecting airport for the region. From Sunday 28 May, the travel group will operate an exclusive British Airways charter flight from Glasgow to Reus on a weekly basis.

Sharon Munro added; “We were delighted to announce the launch of our brand new charter flight to Reus earlier this year and our event on Friday continues the momentum in the lead up to our inaugural flight which takes place on 28 May.”

Barrhead Travel is one of only a few official PortAventura World travel partners in the UK. The popular family attraction includes the famous PortAventura Park and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, as well as brand new Ferrari Land. It welcomes thousands of thrill-seekers, families and groups of tourists every year.

To register for Friday’s event call Barrhead Travel’s Silverburn branch on 0141 876 9700.


*Prize draw winner will receive a holiday for four – two adults and two children – to PortAventura World. Prize includes return flights from Glasgow, transfers and 7 nights’ accommodation in a PortAventura World Hotel.






About Barrhead Travel:

Founded in 1975 by an ex-bank worker, Bill Munro, and operating from an unremarkable shop in the south Glasgow suburb of Barrhead with just one member of staff and a YTS, Barrhead Travel's first steps in the travel business were tentative and small. But fast-forward and the company has grown into a multi-faceted travel giant with more than 900 staff across 70 locations – and is one of the largest and most successful travel agencies in the UK.

In 2002, Barrhead Travel opened the first city centre travel superstore in the UK, right in the heart of Glasgow. One of the largest travel agencies in Europe, it was also the first “experience” store in Scotland. In 2012 the company opened a 100-seat contact centre in Cumbria.

Barrhead Travel has expanded from a traditional ‘bucket and spade’ travel agent to a multi-faceted travel group chartering its own flights, offering bespoke holidays to all corners of the globe, running an in-house training facility, employing specialist consultants providing expert advice in areas such as long haul, cruise and ski holidays and promoting youth employment through its apprenticeship scheme.

The company has won many awards over the years, including Top UK Travel Agency and Best Travel Agency in Scotland for 12 years running and was awarded a position in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100. Barrhead Travel was also named Employer of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards in 2012 and has been recognised as one of the Best Companies to Work For for the last five years.

The firm successfully completed the acquisition of UK-based cruise agency ‘The Holiday Specialists’ in December 2012, a deal worth in the region of £3 million. In addition the company launched its first trade-focused sub-brand, Brilliant Travel in August 2013. The new brand will oversee expansion of its managed service branches, home-based travel advisors and corporate partnerships.