Award-winning travel agency Travel House is to open its 16th branch in Cwmbran Centre.
The agency, which is Wales’ largest independent travel agent that was launched 30 years ago, is a family-run business with branches throughout South Wales.
It is opening at 9, General Rees Square – the former TUI shop – where it will offer a range of cruises, family holidays and package holidays, as well as winter sun breaks, to both short- and long-haul destinations.
Leanne Williams, head of retail at Travel House, said: “Travel is currently going from strength to strength and after spending a lot of time in Cwmbran and seeing all the footfall, we feel this will be a great fit for our business model.
“We are extremely excited to assist the people of Cwmbran in finding their dream holiday with our excellent customer service, extensive knowledge and competitive pricing.”
Alex Williams, of LCP, said: “Travel House is a well-known regional travel agency and we’re pleased to welcome it to Cwmbran Centre, where it will join a host of fantastic brands and high street names.
“It has been a pleasure working with the team to secure their new premises. We pride ourselves on working closely with a variety of trades, and this relationship-based approach is key to Cwmbran’s continued success.
“LCP moved from initial viewing to lease completion within five days, which demonstrates our ability to act decisively and quickly when all parties engage.
“The premises was empty for less than one day, which is testament to the continued strong demand for retail property in the town. We look forward to announcing further new openings shortly.”
Philip Gwyther, of agent E J Hales, added: “We’re pleased to have secured another South Wales based tenant for Cwmbran Centre. Travel House will occupy an important prominent corner unit.”
It is the latest in a string of new tenants at the centre, adding to the recent announcements of Dunelm, Boobaloo Boutique and Coffee #1. Since LCP took ownership of the centre in 2021, it has increased occupancy to 95% – its highest rate in the past five years – and last year it recorded footfall of 19.75 million people– an 8% increase (1.5 million) on the previous year.
E J Hales & KLM Real Estate acted for the landlord, while Glanmor Chartered Surveyors acted for the tenant.