All information is relevant as of 27/08/2020 18:30, sourced from the National Holiday’s website.
UK holiday operator National Holidays has released its full programme for next year and has confirmed which North-East towns it will serve.
The brand, which collapsed into administration earlier this year, was saved from becoming history after its iconic name was bought by another group.
- National Holidays set to make return after company fell into administration
It had previously served locations including Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Stockton and was famed for its short breakaways.
But the holiday firm has launched its full programme of domestic holidays for 2021 with the return of the majority of former destinations.
According to its website, bookings from Darlington are taking place from mid-February with hotel stays being included.
Tours to Cadbury World in Birmingham, Harry Potter Studios in London and the well-known Mystery Tour have made a return.
Shorter tours to Edinburgh, Scarborough and the Yorkshire Dales have also been included in the line-up for next year.
But the company’s popular international tours to Europe are yet to be revealed.
As it first emerged the brand had been bought by JG Travel Group, coach bosses said they aimed to ‘replicate’ much of the former service offered.
At the time, they said: “National Holidays had an enviable reputation in the coach holiday market” and said they were “thrilled” to add the brand to its portfolio.
They said: “Our aim is to take the essence of National Holidays and replicate many tours, pickup points and even staff.
“We will be using coach operators from the same regions, so you may well recognise some of the drivers.”
According to the website, the company will serve these departure points in the North-East.
– South Shields
– Whitley Bay
Despite the brand making a return to the North-East, customers who may have not received refunds for holidays booked before the company’s collapse in June will not be able to claim from the new brand.
This is because the brand name has been purchased, not the company itself including its assets, debts, and staff .