A CUMBRIA travel agent has been named as a finalist in a prestigious regional awards.

Travel The Globe, based in Barrow and Ulverston, has been named as a finalist in the Travel Agent category at the County Brides 2020 North West Wedding Awards.

The awards ceremony is due to take place at The Mere Resort & Spa, near Knutsford on September 9, dependent on social distancing regulations.

Claire Milby and Lisa Barnes who co-own Travel The Globe have been working from home throughout the lockdown to ensure customers who have queries about this year’s holidays, or want to book for 2021, are looked after.

Claire said: “We have been working tirelessly six days a week from home ever since lockdown began to make sure we are here to help customers.

“We want to help the community through this and we are maintaining exactly the same level of service to our customers that they would have if we were in our offices.

“This award nomination has given all the team a wonderful boost and it’s lovely to have good news to share in what have been challenging times for the whole community.

“We couldn’t do what we do without such a dedicated and expert team and such brilliant customers who have stuck by us throughout these difficult times.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for their continued support. We really appreciate it.”

With holidays for this summer still uncertain due to the coronavirus outbreak, Travel The Globe has focused on supporting customers with their change of travel arrangements and has also been busy booking holidays for customers for 2021 and 2022.