For nearly 50 years, Barrhead Travel has expanded from a traditional ‘bucket and spade’ travel agent to a multi-faceted travel group offering bespoke holidays to all corners of the globe.
We’ve gone from small beginnings in the Glasgow suburb of Barrhead to now being one of the UK’s biggest travel firms. With more than 800 employees and over 50 branches nationwide, our people remain at the forefront of everything we do as we set up our own in-house training facility and continue to promote youth employment through our apprenticeship scheme, which has gained government recognition.
Today, we are the recipients of a myriad of awards, most recently winning Best Cruise Retail Agency and Best Large Travel Agency in Scotland for 21 years running. We have also been recognised as one of the Best Companies to Work for during 2022.
As experts in providing tailormade holidays, our team of highly trained specialists offer our customers unbeatable value and unrivalled expertise for every holiday type from cruise to family beach breaks and from city escapes to adventure travel.
We are a fast-paced and dynamic company to work for, and as we strive to be industry leaders, we are always looking for ambitious people to join our growing team. If you think you have what it takes to join our innovative business, we would love to hear from you.
To empower our network of travel advisors with the most exceptional programs, products and support to deliver unparalleled experiences to the traveler.
To be recognised as the undisputed travel organisation renowned for passionately delivering the power of our travel advisors’ human touch and expertise to clients and consumers everywhere
We love getting our customers from A to B – but also using our business to make authentic, heartfelt connections gives our work meaning. In order for Barrhead Travel to retain its distinct brand identity, we are guided by our six core values that aim to create a legacy we can all be proud of. We are not just thinking about the present, but ahead to the future and this comes from all levels of the business, from customers to suppliers, franchise owners to colleagues.
People First: People come first at Barrhead Travel and collaboration, teamwork and relationships are the sum of our success. Working together and prioritising people development will be what moves us forward.
Go The Extra Mile: This rings true for our colleagues and customers alike. We’re striving to be better and more innovative every day and, just like our agents go the extra mile for our customers, we pledge to go the extra mile for you and for the future of the business
Everyone Belongs: A successful business is one that comes from a diverse group of people who wholeheartedly respect and support each other. Equal opportunities are open for everyone.
Clients At The Core: We look after our people so that they, in turn, look after our customers. We want to always give consistently exceptional service to our clients and are committed to giving our people the tools, support and resource to let them deliver the best experiences every single time.
In addition to our Barrhead Travel network, we have a range of brands offering = different travel services.
Each may have their own specialty, but all share the same priority – the customer. Providing top quality customer service is at the forefront of all our brands and we strive to make every experience as easy, seamless, and exciting as possible.
In early 2018, we also welcomed the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Barrhead Travel as the business was acquired by global travel giants, Travel Leaders, a division of Internova Travel Group. The acquisition brings with it incredible opportunities for growth with benefits to our customers and colleagues.