Independent travel agency opens branch in Richmond

Independent travel agency Market Place Travel has opened a branch in Richmond.

The company has taken on premises previously occupied by Cooplands Bakery at the top of the Market Place.

Market Place Travel opened in Burton Upon Trent in 2018, with the Richmond store being the company’s second branch.

The business was set up by travel industry experts Mark Lomas and Karen Brown, who have 50 years experience selling travel and holidays between them.

Mark said: “Market Place Travel work with, and are supported by all the major tour operators including  Coop Travel, Jet 2, Tui, Virgin, Gold Medal, Riviera Travel, P&O and many, many more. They are also ABTA and ATOL licensed to ensure your holiday is fully protected.



“As an independent travel agency we are not tied into any one particular tour operators like many other agencies, so can look at a variety of different options to secure the best and most cost effective holiday for you.

“One of our key objectives is to ensure their customers get value for money and we invite all our customers to challenge us to beat any holiday quote they have already seen, so many current customers have already saved pounds on their holiday when they have booked through Market Place Travel.”

The Richmond branch will be managed by Ryan Allaker, a native of Scotland who moved to the Richmond area earlier this year.