South Shields agenct Westoe Travel has been granted tour operator membership by Abta so it can package its own rail and coach holidays.
The move follows the demise of some of the UK’s best-loved domestic operators, including Super Break, Shearings and National Holidays.
With Covid-19 likely to restrict overseas travel this summer, Westoe Travel wants to ensure it has product available to tap into a likely increase in demand for domestic breaks.
It comes just a week after Westoe was crowned TTG’s 2020 Top Travel Agency in the North East.
"We are very conscious there will be an increased demand for UK breaks over the next 12 months," director Graeme Brett told TTG.