The first Hays Travel branch in Leeds city centre is to open next month.

The outlet will be located in the Merrion Centre, joining a mix of shops, bars and restaurants in the Yorkshire city’s Arena Quarter from November 1.

Six full-time jobs are being created with the new branch.

The outlet will also have its own local Facebook page to promote special offers while
driving Hays’ new finance scheme where customers can spread the cost of their holiday in monthly payments with the final balance due six weeks before departure.

Hays Travel regional sales manager Jenny Brooks said: “We are thrilled to be opening our 171th store within the Merrion Centre.

“Leeds city centre has lacked an independent travel agency and being at the heart of
the city was the next obvious location for our continued expansion.

“With significant investment over the past few years, the Merrion Centre continues to
see high footfall levels and we look forward to introducing our exceptional service and travel expertise to new customers whilst becoming further established in the
Yorkshire region.”

Vanessa McIntosh, asset manager for Merrion Centre owner Town Centre Securities, said: “We have been keen to secure a travel agency service for our customers and visitors for some time and are delighted that the leading independent travel agency in the country is joining us.

“They have a fantastic reputation for customer care and great service and I am sure they will be a popular addition for those looking for a sun, ski or city break.”