Travel industry rallies round staff made redundant by Bowen Travel Group

The travel community has rallied round following the collapse of Bowen Travel Group, with several agencies offering jobs to those made redundant.

Offers of jobs have been circulating on Travel Weekly’s message board and other sites, with staff from companies including Midcounties Co-op, Designer Travel and Co-operative Travel Advisors all posting employment offers.

Administrator Deloitte confirmed last week that 393 staff have been made redundant after the failure of Bowen Travel Group last Thursday.

Sheena Darby from Midcounties Co-op said: “Very sad to see the news about Bowens, who have been such a respected brand in the industry for many years.

“For all of the Bowens staff, Midcounties Co-op have a variety of vacancies, both employed and self-employed, working from home or office/shop based and would be happy to talk to you.”

Darby added: “Good luck guys, great to see so much support on here for you.”

Richard Slater, who said he was made redundant 18 months ago, decided to go into homeworking with the Co-operative Personal Travel Advisors, and he recommended others do the same, inviting people to give him a call to find out more about it.

Danny Waine at Perfect Weddings Abroad in Lichfield said his company was currently recruiting for both sales and admin roles.

“We also use the same Hays system, so hopefully it would be easy to fit straight in,” said Waine. “If we can help yourself or any of your Tamworth colleagues, we’d love to.”

Other firms offering Bowen Travel Group staff potential roles include Blue Sea Holidays, Holidaysplease, new Sunset Faraway homeworking subsidiary Travel-PA and the Hays Independence Group itself, which is looking for homeworkers.

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