01/23/2013 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK // Lorna Bishop
A lucky Halesowen couple have won a holiday to Dubai – one of the world’s most amazing cities – in a free prize draw at their local travel agent.
Pauline Tromans and husband Michael scooped the four night break in a five-star hotel courtesy of The Midcounties Co-operative Travel and long-haul tour operator Travel 2. They will head out to the sun, souks and dazzling sky-high architecture of the Arab Emirates in June 2013.
Retired Open University administrator Pauline found out about the win just a few days before her 70th birthday. She said: “What a great early birthday present, I could not believe it. I have never won anything like this before. Dubai is a place I have always fancied seeing because people say how lovely it is.”
Pauline entered the prize draw at the Midcounties’ branch in Hagley Street, Halesowen, when she and Michael, a retired engineer, went to book a holiday to Italy.
“I saw the form and thought I would have a go, but I never thought I would win. We are both keen golfers and we have been to Europe quite a few times. We have never travelled to the Middle East before and are really looking forward to a memorable trip.”
The holiday competition draw was run throughout the 54 branches of The Midcounties Co-operative Travel.
Kerry Jones, Manager at Halesowen, said: “We’re delighted that a customer at our branch won this fantastic prize. Pauline and Michael have been booking their holidays with us for four or five years now and we’re so happy for them. We hope they have a great time.”
Coop Travel is a locally owned and independent business with more than 90 years of travel experience. It aims to become the leading independent travel retailer in the UK, with co-operative values at its core.
Notes to Editors
The Midcounties Co-operative has been named ‘Co-operative of the Year 2012’, recognised for its excellence, innovation and ethics in business by Co-operatives UK.
It has headquarters in Warwickshire, with trading outlets in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.
The Society’s trading groups are food retail, funeral, travel, pharmacy, childcare nurseries, employee benefits and energy. Midcounties is the largest independent co-operative society in the UK and has more than 470 branches and 245,000 active trading members. It is also in ‘The Sunday Times Best 25 Big Companies to Work For’ list for the second year running.
The Society’s mission statement is ‘To be a successful consumer co-operative working towards creating a better, fairer world, and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members, customers, and the communities we serve’.
For more details call Lorna Bishop at Seal on 0121 616 5800.
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