High Five for Edinburgh firm named best Scottish Travel Agency again

Jimmy Martin (second left) receives the award for Best Small Scottish Travel Agent 

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JIMMY Martin Travel has been awarded the title of Scotland’s Best Small Travel Agency for the fifth time – and the fourth consecutive time – in the influential Agent Achievement Awards. Jimmy Martin Travel, which celebrated twenty years in business during the pandemic, in 2021 is based in Raeburn Place in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge area. 

The Agent Achievement Awards, organised by Travel Weekly, are the UK and Ireland’s biggest and most prestigious celebration of the travel trade, recognising the achievements of travel agents. Unlike many awards where firms can self-nominate, the Agent Achievement Awards rely solely on feedback from trade partners. Jimmy Martin Travel also scooped the Best Small Scottish Travel Agency award in 2010, 2018, 2019 and 2021, making it the most celebrated Scottish agency in the Awards. 

Jimmy Martin, owner of the agency, said of the award: “After the tumultuous period of the pandemic, followed by the travel disruption of recent months, this is a very welcome piece of good news. A huge boost for us all. Winning this title for the fifth time is such a coup for a small agency like ours. The fact that the winners are selected by travel industry suppliers and experts such as tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and tourist boards means that this award is extra special for the Jimmy Martin team; Richard, Lorraine and Emma.”

Jimmy Martin himself has more than 40 years of experience in the travel industry. In 2021 his career came full circle as Jimmy Martin Travel acquired Frutin Travel, where he began his career more than 4 decades ago as the ‘brochure boy’. The acquisition is part of expansion plans to develop and grow the agency’s reach across the city. 

“The pandemic has led more and more people back to using travel agents. Travellers trust that a travel agent can find them the holiday of their dreams within their budget and that they are hugely knowledgeable about destinations and resorts.” 

“More than ever now, travellers appreciate that a travel agent can navigate them through the post Brexit, post Covid 2022 travel landscape, advising them on the correct documents and requirements for travel. And a travel agent always has the personal touch providing independent expert advice.”

More about Jimmy Martin Travel can be found at www.jimmymartintravel.com or by following www.facebook.com/JimmyMartinTravel or www.twitter.com/JimmyTravel.  The shop, open Monday to Friday 0900 to 1730 and Saturday 0900 to 1600, can be found at 94 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

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