Brightsun Travel will commemorate its twenty-fifth year in business today by announcing a new loyalty programme designed to reward their loyal customers.  The programme called btpoints will enable customers to earn on any time of holiday booking, the more spent – the more earnt.
"We needed to reward our customers for being loyal to us" says Mr Deepak Nangla, Managing Director of Brightsun Travel, "we are one of the first travel agency to launch such an offer"

Despite tough challenges for the airline industry, from ash clouds to the global economic recession Brightsun Travel has rocketed skywards. Figures released today reveal that Brightsun Travel has achieved a record turnover of £47 million, making it a large force in the UK travel industry. From humble beginnings of a small Soho office of 3 staff, it now employs over 120 people in four offices spanning the UK and India.

"It’s fantastic to have almost achieved 50 million in turnover" says Brightsun Travel’s Chairman, Mr Ram Sarup Nangla. "We are going from strength to strength although we have faced 2 major recessions since we were established. I put our success down to the best possible customer service we can offer resulting in repeat business and a lot of word of mouth recommendations, faith and luck."

To mark reaching a quarter of a century in business, Brightsun Travel held a Bollywood Extravaganza Evening on Friday 1st July. The dinner dance event attended by 250 guests featured performances from international illusionist Bharat Patel, award winning comedian and columnist Shazia Mirza and acclaimed Bhangra dance troupe 4x4 dancers.

"The evening is to thank our suppliers and customers alike for supporting us over the years, "says Mrs Veena Nangla, Finance Director, co-founder of Brightsun Travel, "without them or our dedicated team of staff, we would not be where we are today."

UK travellers are continuing to embrace booking their flights, accommodation, tours, transfers and insurance with Brightsun Travel, which is showing no downturn on bookings despite the tough economic times.

Brightsun Travel offers online booking on the website, through www.brightsun.co.uk. Or you can visit us through our walk in offices in West London, Manchester, and Birmingham. Further more through the 24/7 call centre which you will find open even on Christmas day. All this just a phone call away on 0208 819 1111. We offer the same prices through all of our selling channels, all with great service.

For more information, interviews and images, contact Mala Schneider, Marketing and Media Manager, Brightsun Travel, via email mala.schneider@brightsun.co.uk

Notes to editors:

1)Brightsun Travel is owned by Mr Ram Sarup Nangla, Mrs Veena Nangla and Mr Deepak Nangla.
Brightsun Travel was established in 1986. It now has 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Delhi, India.
2) It is a family-run Indian owned business, then largest Asian owned business in the UK.