PLANNING a worldwide holiday is about to get a new lease of life for anyone shopping at intu Lakeside when Kuoni open a temporary travel lounge on the 21st December, which will be followed by a brand new shop, due to open late January.
Kuoni launch its biggest holiday sale of the year on Boxing Day and the travel lounge is designed to capture shoppers looking for amazing offers on hundreds of holidays to destinations around the world.
The lounge is alongside the 360 Champagne & Cocktail bar, level two. It will be staffed by a team of nine personal travel experts who’ve been handpicked by Kuoni because of their outstanding customer service skills and travel knowledge and will move to the new shop once it’s opened.
On the 25th January the new shop will open just paces away from the lounge, created by a team of designers with a modern and luxurious feel that looks unlike any other travel shop in intu Lakeside.
New Store Manager for Kuoni Lakeside, Morgan Mangham, whose previous role was assistant manager at Kuoni Bluewater, says: “Every store is completely individual, so customers can expect something quite different. All of us here in Lakeside have a passion for travel since a young age and we are looking forward to sharing our own experiences and knowledge with anyone in the area looking to make their next holiday extra special. We want to provide the very best service for our customers and create long-standing memories for anyone that walks through the door.”
The Kuoni shop will have a calm and inviting atmosphere, travel artefacts from around the world, lounge areas, champagne fridge and coffee bar, travel library, video screen, and large desks where the customers and travel experts can plan holidays together.
A wide range of holidays will be on offer from cruise, ski, weddings & honeymoons, short-breaks, villas, fly-drives, safaris, beach holidays and tours which span over 88 countries in the Far East, Indian Ocean, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, USA and more.
Individual members of the team will be available for appointments, ideal for anyone planning a special occasion or a more complex tailor-made itinerary.
Kuoni Lakeside brings the total of Kuoni-branded stores throughout the UK to 38, including concessions in John Lewis.