Blackpool-based agency The Cruise Village is expanding into Scotland as it looks to boost bookings north of the border.
The expansion follows the launch of the company’s homeworking division, Creative Travellers, last year.
Managing director Phil Nuttall said the decision to expand into Scotland came about after homeworker Sarah-Nova Pattison joined the business.
Pattison currently sells all types of holidays as a Creative Travellers homeworker, but is keen to develop a cruise business in Paisley, where she lives.
Cruise Village Scotland will be officially launched next month and Pattison will lead the operation.
“Sarah-Nova is a great addition to our team,” said Nuttall. “She came to me with the idea of setting up a Cruise Village in Scotland, which she will run alongside what she’s doing with Creative Travellers.
“I’ve always wanted to grow into other areas, but it’s most important that I have the right team in place.
“Sarah-Nova is extremely proactive and it was a no-brainer for me. She has become a member of Clia.”
Initially, Pattison will be forwarded cruise leads from the businesses headquarters in Blackpool, but she will also be undertaking her own marketing to generate business in her local area.
Once the business takes off, Nuttall plans to recruit additional team members in Scotland.
He added that he was looking to expand The Cruise Village model to other parts of the country.
“If someone thinks they can take our model and make it work in their local area, then I’d be keen to hear from them,” he said.
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