Travel firm in safe new hands

By Gary Smee 21/02 Updated: 23/02 11:10

A WELL-established independent travel agents with two offices in the Vale has changed hands after almost four decades.

Carrick Travel, which has shops in Port Street in Evesham and Pershore High Street, is being taken over by long serving directors Tina Nason and Tracey Carter from founders Mike and Sally Carrick.

The company has built a strong reputation throughout the Midlands since it launched in 1974 picking up a number of prestigious travel awards in Britain and Europe and now has a total of eight offices.

New managing director Tina has been part of the Carrick Travel team for almost 30 years and said she wanted to build on the company's previous successes.

"Tracey and I are fortunate to have worked with Mike and Sally for many years, and we now intend to ensure that the Carrick name goes from strength to strength in this exciting new era."

Tracey has spent the last 11 years of her 35 year travel industry career with the company.

Mrs Carrick said they felt it was the right time to hand the business over.

"We are delighted to leave Carrick Travel in the very capable hands of Tina and Tracey, with whom we have enjoyed a close friendship for many years," she said.

"We wish them and the whole team well, and hope they will continue to enjoy this vibrant and ever changing industry as much as we have.

"Our well travelled and dedicated team have played a huge part in our success over the years, and Mike and I are very grateful for this, and confident that they will provide equally great support to Tina and Tracey for years to come."

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