The makers of hit fly-on-the-wall TV series The Hotel and One Born Every Minute (pictured) are looking for entertaining and unconventional travel agency bosses to feature in a new documentary.
Dragonfly Film and Television Productions is keen to feature small to medium-sized travel businesses in its next prime-time TV series, which has a working title of The Business.
The company is targeting colourful and passionate bosses in the industry who make their own rules and don’t care what others think. It wants to hear from bosses who regard their staff as an extension of their families, and whose offices are full of “laughter, honesty and graft”.
Researcher Sarah Faulds said: “We are very open-minded but ideally we are looking for a lively environment and we are trying to find out who might be interested as soon as possible. We’re looking for companies run and staffed by entertaining characters.”
It has not yet been decided whether one business will feature for the duration of the series or whether there will be different businesses featured each week from other industries, but the fly-on-the-wall style will be similar to that of The Hotel, dubbed the real-life Fawlty Towers, which has enjoyed high TV ratings.
Any agents interested in “getting noticed for doing things differently” are invited to apply. Staff, in particular, are urged to nominate their bosses.
Paul Smith, managing director of Quartz Travel in York, said: “I’d love to do it. It would let people know what we have to deal with day in day out. People think booking holidays is easy.
“I’d love to see Michael O’Leary or David Speakman on there.”
To apply, email the name of your agency and a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Anshu Ahuja on 020 7033 2267.
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