End of the journey for travel agency

Thomas Cook, Bowen Square, Daventry
Thomas Cook, Bowen Square, Daventry

Thomas Cook and Dreams has announced the closure of their stores in Daventry.

It was revealed as part of a nationwide set of closures announced by both firms.

Five jobs are at risk at the Thomas Cook in Bowen Square with 195 of its travel agencies closing over the next two years.

Joanna Wild, managing director of the Thomas Cook Co-operative retail network, said: “As a large retailer we regularly review our network to make sure we have the right stores in the right places for our customers and regrettably there are occasions where we need to close certain branches.

“Following careful consideration, we have announced that the Daventry Thomas Cook store is proposed to close and we are working with those colleagues who are affected.

“We’d like to thank both our colleagues and customers for the commitment and understanding during this process. Our high street stores are a popular way for customers to book with us and are an essential part of our multi-channel approach alongside our websites and sales centres.”

Dreams, based at The Abbey Retail Park, was opened in August 2009.

The store is currently having a closing down sale to remove surplus stock.

No dates have been announced as to when exactly both stores will be closing.