The UK’s largest independent travel agent is set to open its 43rd retail shop in North Shields this weekend. Local residents can look forward to an action packed weekend as Hays Travel get ready to celebrate the official opening of their shop in the town centre.

The fun starts on Saturday when Steve and Karen from the Capital One Breakfast Show will come down to officially open the store. Local school children have been competing to design a plaque for the travel agency entrance and Saturday will see Steve and Karen unveil the winner.

There will also be fun for all the family with Champagne, nibbles and a face painter in store. But most importantly, the celebration weekend means extra holiday savings for the customers as there will be some unbelievable one-off holiday deals, only available at Hays Travel this weekend.

Local girl, Lucy Nailen, who has more than 20 years experience in the travel industry and takes hold of the reins as manager at the Tyne and Wear shop, says she is looking forward to jetting the people of North Shields off to sunnier climes!

Lucy said: We’ve got some fantastic offers available for summer 2011, but as the year creeps on it is best to get in quickly to make the most of our wide choice and low prices, whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for.

Here at Hays Travel we can price together different flight and hotel options so that you end up with exactly the right holiday for you. On top of that, we can organise your spending money right here in the shop at our commission free foreign exchange bureau. We keep all major currencies and travellers cheques in stock and will even’buy back currency commission free.

And don’t forget, if you have children at a local primary school you could be entitled to an incredible 10% off the price of your family holiday just for travelling during the official school breaks.

Lucy’s team in the North Shields shop have a wealth of experience between them. So whether it’s a cruise, beach holiday, city break, wedding or tailor made adventure that you’re after, the team promise to find your dream getaway. And because we are an independent agent, we can guarantee you unbiased, expert advice and the widest range of holiday options.

Lucy and her team guarantee you fantastic service and some of the best deals in town.