Holidays firm marks 21st year

Berkhamsted Mayor Peter Matthews with the staff of TravelTime World for the launch of Athena Holidays

Berkhamsted Mayor Peter Matthews with the staff of TravelTime World for the launch of Athena Holidays

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An independent travel agency which has been trading on Berkhamsted’s High Street since 1994 has celebrated its anniversary by launching a new UK coach holiday business.

Athena Holidays, based in the same offices as TravelTime World, is filling the void left by larger coach companies and is appealing to clients who want to use a local company that understands their needs.

Owner Jackie Steadman, who runs the business with chairman of the Berkhamsted and district Chamber of Commerce David Steadman, said: “This is a momentous year for Travel Time World, celebrating our ongoing successful travel agency business where we work closely with small independent tour operators.

“We spotted a gap in the market, with clients looking to book with someone who could provide personal service and avoid the major interchanges, saving time on a short coach holiday.”

The business celebrated its 21st anniversary with an afternoon tea and a dinner, and raised more than £1,000 for the Hospice of St Francis.