Ramsay World Travel on the move in Dunfermline – Dunfermline Press

RAMSAY World Travel are going places with a new shop set to open in Dunfermline.

Subway moved from Douglas Street into the Kingsgate Shopping Centre recently and the holiday firm are making the opposite journey, taking over the empty premises in Douglas Street.

Commercial manager Dave Terry said: "The new shop opens on Monday, February 17.

"It's a really good area; it's on the street from the bus station and the Kingsgate and two seconds from the High Street.

"I think that's going to be perfect; it's a bigger shop too so we can get more desks in.

"We will be recruiting, yes, we've got seven at the moment and will be moving up to 10 staff.

"Basically, the idea is to get more business which means more staff."

Asked why they were moving out of the Kingsgate, he explained: "We've bought the premises in Douglas Street.

"Our company policy now is to buy the premises where previously we've rented.

"We wanted to be out on the street and closer to the High Street too as it's better for us.

"Most of our shops are a hop, skip and a jump from the high street; it works for us as you don't have to pay the high costs but you get the benefits from it."

It's a financial commitment from Ramsay World Travel, who are investing in the town centre when others are moving out.

Mr Terry said the model works for them and added: "We get a lot of business from the website and from Facebook but the shops are our bread and butter.

"There are still a lot of people who want to come in, sit down and get some advice about booking their holiday.

"What advice can you give someone on a computer?

"How do they know they're getting the best deal or the best hotel?

"With us, they can ask questions and we have the knowledge to advise them.

"I know a lot of companies have moved completely onto the internet but we'll always have shops."

He added: "We've just had our accounts through which show our turnover has increased, year on year, for the 35th year in a row.

"What's it down to? Hard work I suppose.

"Every year since we started we've managed to increase the turnover and profits and this year was no exception."

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