A strategic partnership has been agreed between Barrhead Travel and National Geographic Traveller in the UK.

As official travel partner, the Scottish agency will provide readers offers to the magazine every month.

The travel group will also have special features within National Geographic Traveller – The Collection, and will be a category sponsor at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016.

Chief executive Sharon Munro believes the partnership complements the group’s growing expertise in the long-haul sector.

She said: “We are very excited to be embarking on this partnership which positions us as the official travel partner for National Geographic Traveller.

“As a travel group we are dedicated to delivering authentic travel experiences for our customers. We achieve this through our comprehensive product offering and a commitment to the development of our specialist travel teams.

“The partnership with National Geographic Traveller provides us with a prominent platform to further showcase our long-haul expertise, helping us to grow our reach with customers across the UK.”

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said: “We’re pleased to announce Barrhead Travel will be our official Reader Offer provider.

“With Barrhead’s 41 years’ of experience, we’re sure our readers will greatly benefit from this new relationship.”