Murray Travel, formerly Inverness Travel, will soon open branches across the region – and has previewed the new-look brand at its Inverness headquarters. The change comes after the company acquired two well-known travel brands earlier this year.
Director Scott Murray, who runs Murray Travel with wife Sarah, said: “When we took over Alba Travel and Beaver Travel, and committed to maintaining a presence in Elgin and Forres, we quickly realised that we had outgrown the Inverness Travel brand. We are no longer a company serving only the Highland capital and we need a name that reflects that larger footprint.
“The new Murray Travel brand represents the family values that run throughout everything we do. As a family-run business – and one that values the relationships we build in our communities – we want our customers to know that we will take good care of their holiday arrangements, as we would for any member of our family.”
As work continues on securing new premises in Elgin and Forres, the Murray Travel team is working from its travel boutique in Strothers Lane, Inverness.
Striving to do something different to the norm and create a luxurious experience, Murray Travel customers are met with a cross between an airport lounge and a hotel lobby when they arrive in the boutique. Instead of racks of brochures, they are offered a drink from the free bar – instantly entering into the holiday mindset. The new premises across the region will follow this format.
Mr Murray added: “When we started our business seven years ago, we could never have foreseen the challenges we would face – but the strength and dedication of our team has meant we have come out of the Covid pandemic stronger than ever.
“We’re now in a position to offer even more people expert travel advice, and to help organise unforgettable trips around the world for those looking to travel.”
Murray Travel was established in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Scott and Sarah Murray, who added to their portfolio in 2021 with the takeover of local agencies Alba Travel and Beaver Travel. Mr and Mrs Murray also co-founded Wanderluxe, a homeworking agency based in Sawbridgeworth, and Mr Murray is managing director of Highland hospitality group, Cru Holdings.From its headquarters in Strothers Lane, the Inverness Travel team has won numerous awards for its high quality of customer service and innovative business practices. Inverness Travel is a member of ABTA, AITO and the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association.