Barrhead Travel is to open branches in Birkenhead, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Doncaster, Stockport and Darlington, as the Scottish agency rolls out its expansion plan.
The stores – all in new locations for Barrhead – are anticipated to open in January.
The announcement takes the total of new shops for the agency to 12, following plans to move into premises in Liverpool’s Allerton Road, Widnes, Wallasey, Burnley, the Isle of Wight, Northwich and Warrington.
All 12 teams have now completed their induction training and some are already booking holidays through social media channels and online enquiries, while premises are in the final stage of preparation.
Burnley will be the first store to open with a soft-launch planned for around the 7-8 December.
The team comprises former Thomas Cook employees.
Barrhead revealed intentions to open up to 100 new shops across the UK back in October in the weeks following the collapse of Cook.
Former Cook chiefs Chris Mottershead, Kathryn Darbandi and Nicki Tempest-Mitchell were soon appointed soon after to lead the expansion project for Barrhead parent Travel Leaders Group.
Barrhead president Jacqueline Dobson said a number of the stores were “very close” to completion – with an estimated 20 due to be open by quarter one.