Colleagues at Thomas Cook celebrate 130 years of service

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HIGH-flying employees at Thomas Cook in Coleraine are celebrating after clocking up 130 years of service between them.

Loyal staff include branch manager Linda Stewart (20 years), customer service manager Sheryl Hanson (13 years), sales consultants Clare McAfee and Lawrence McFeeley each have 18 years under their belts while Lisa Kerr has 16 years.

Sales consultant Leanne McKirgan has worked in travel for 13 years, Nicola McLaughlin for 11 years, Emma Anderson for nine years and sales consultant Jennifer Harper for eight years.

Sales consultant Amanda Stewart, who has a wealth of travel industry experience, has worked at the business for four years.

Last year the store booked holidays for more than 3,500 people, many of them having been regulars for years.

Manager of the Kingsgate Street store, Linda, said: “The wealth of knowledge the team has is fantastic and their passion and enthusiasm is so infectious; it never seems to waiver.

“We’ve had a presence in Coleraine for a long time and we still have loyal customers returning to us year after year to book their holiday as they know they’ll get the advice that’s right for them.”

The store held a fun day earlier this month to mark the team’s long service and travel expertise. The winner of the Guess the Flag competition, which was held on the day, was Ellen Galbraith who won a family day trip to M&D theme park courtesy of Stena Line.

The day also recognised the Wonderful World campaign, launched by Thomas Cook to share with customers wonderful sights and news from all around the world. From awe-inspiring, breath-taking views to perfect hideaways, the store invited customers to share in the Wonderful World with them.