New world opens up

Published on 03 February 2019

2019 is going to be the year when businesses prove they can make Bedford a destination in the UK - or in some cases find ways seeking new audiences overseas.

One company looking outward and upwards is Global Travel Experts who handed over the tickets to winners of the Love Bedford New York trip competition.

The competition was launched in the summer of 2018 and attracted huge interest from thousands of people. The lucky winners were local business owners Steve and Wendy Ivins.

The couple are both celebrating their 50th birthdays and their 25th wedding anniversary and the prize is a great consolation after they suffered at the hands of a “builder from hell” in 2018.

“We are absolutely thrilled, we love Bedford and as local business owners try to support the shops in town,” said Wendy, mum of three, who with her identical twin sister will be a familiar face after their careers in local newspaper advertising.

She and Steve have two shops selling car parts: PDM Motor Spares off St John’s Street in Kempston and PDM Car Parts & Accessories in Clapham.

“We’re an independent family business - so we were very glad to meet up and make friends with Global Travel Experts who are independents too,” Steve.

Global Travel Experts, Bedford
Pictured collecting the tickets for the holiday is Wendy with staff member at 9, Ram Yard in the Castle Quay area. They will be stayed at The Time Hotel and flew non-stop by Virgin and Delta airlines. 

Said Meherwan Bozorgi, Managing Director: “Having moved to Bedford some years back, we want to be part of a community that helps each other and supports town centre businesses. The Love Bedford activity is backing independents like ourselves so we work with others to keep customers coming back not only for ourselves but also for the whole town. We are looking forward to helping Steve and Wendy have a wonderful and memorable trip.

“Despite misconceptions, booking online is not always cheaper than going through a specialist agent like ourselves. We hope that our friendly service, fantastic prices, financial protection and professional guidance helps customers enjoy the process of us arranging their travel.”

Global Travel Experts

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