Edinburgh, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 12, 2009 -- SCOTLAND'S biggest independent travel agency - Barrhead Travel - has launched a double initiative to help its army of loyal customers beat the credit crunch.
Barrhead Travel has set up its own Barrhead Travel Financial Services division offering a raft of competitively-priced products from loans to life cover. And it has also unveiled an innovative new shopping reward scheme, offering everyone Holiday Miles which can be used to secure 1 to 100% discounts on foreign travel.
Holiday Miles points can be racked up when you shop on-line with M&S, Bhs, Boots, Dixons, and ToysRUs and so on, by linking to these sites through Barrheadâs Holiday Miles Scheme.
Next time you are looking to buy a new house or washing machine, life cover or a laptop, clothes or toys, linking to these sites from Barrheadâs Holiday Miles site means you can earn points which will create savings on your next holiday.
Customers who also buy financial services through the recently launched Barhead Travel Financial Services will also qualify for Holiday Miles which can be put towards the cost of your next holiday.
The flexibility and simplistic beauty of Holiday Miles means you can pool Holiday Miles with friends and family, it all adds up and can mean huge savings on your summer holiday. There are no limits, so you can partly or completely pay for your next holiday through the pointâs scheme.
Launching the initiatives, Barrhead Travel founder Bill Munro said: "Times have been difficult for everyone but I am determined that our customers, as always, receive the best possible deals - especially at a time when everyone wants their money to go as far as possible. "I firmly believe our new package of financial services offer a range of excellent products at competitive price, coming with the additional attraction of Holiday Miles.
"The Holiday Miles reward scheme means that when people use it to go on-line and buy a host of goods and services from top high street brand names, they receive a benefit which they can use towards their holidays.âIt really is very straight-forward and gives us a chance to give something back to our customers - both new and old.
âThere are no limits to how much you can earn in Holiday Miles. And there are no catches either. It's very simple. Just buy the financial services you require or shop with your favourite retailer and buy the things you do anyway but use our links to visit their websites.â
According to a recent study by Verdict Research on-line spending increased by 35 per cent in 2007 to a staggering Â£14.7 billion. Experts predict the public will splash out on goods worth an estimated Â£44.9 billion by the year 2012. On-line shopping is faster and easier than ever before. There is no doubt that the boom in internet shopping, or e-retail, is set to continue.
âThe financial services on offer and the Holiday Miles rewards scheme have been carefully thought out and prepared to insure they meet the exact standards and highest levels of service for which the company has become renowned,â Bill Munro concluded,
To earn Holiday Miles head to Barrhead Travel's website [http://www.barrheadtravel.co.uk/holiday-miles/]
Issued on behalf of Barrhead Travel by LLLink at Forth House, 5 Johns Place, EH6 7EL. Contact Emma Sykes on (0131) 561 8416 or firstname.lastname@example.org