A ROMSEY travel agency is relocating next door to have a more visible and bigger spot in the town centre.

Hay Travel’s Romsey branch is moving from 27 The Hundred to 29/31 The Hundred, where Ladbrokes used to be, to better support its growing customer base.

Staff will be on site in the new corner shop from Tuesday, February 20 and be open for business on Thursday, February 22.

Natasha Elliott, branch manager, said: “We are incredibly excited to relocate to our new building, which is situated on a corner site – granting us more accessibility and visibility.

“Romsey is a town where a lot of people know each other and, alongside our marketing, word of mouth recommendations are our main source of exposure. Maintaining our excellent service but in a newer, bigger site gives us confidence that our community relations will flourish even more than before.”

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Hampshire Chronicle: Inside the new shopInside the new shop (Image: Hays Travel)

Hays Travel Romsey was shortlisted as one of the top five agents in the south east region as part of TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2024 awards. The ceremony is on April 25 at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

Jane Schumm, Hays Travel’s retail director, said: “The capacity of the old Romsey branch didn’t suit the store’s needs and its growing customer base. We have been holding out for a bigger and newer building to maximise the branch’s potential and create a more comfortable environment for colleagues.

“2024 is set to be an exciting year, with the store on track to achieve a considerable percentage increase in sales and, of course, the upcoming TTG Awards – a nomination made possible by Romsey’s talented and hardworking staff, and which we are all very grateful for. We are thrilled to start this new chapter in a new building and wish Romsey colleagues every success.”

The Mayor will officially open the new branch on March 13 at 10am.