A resident in Halesowen is celebrating a £1,000 win after booking a holiday to Gran Canaria at our Midcounties Co-operative Travel branch. Jason Eberle was planning the trip with a friend when he bought the winning Travel Lottery ticket for £2 at the branch on Hagley Street.
The Travel Lottery is run by The Travel Foundation, which was founded in 2003 as an independent charity working with the travel industry to encourage sustainable tourism. Customers are able to buy a ticket when booking a holiday, which enters them into a monthly prize draw.
The Travel Foundation supports sustainable tourism across the world.
Jason said, “I couldn’t believe my luck, things like this never usually happen to me. It’ll be nice to have the extra spending money on holiday and I’m really grateful to the Travel Lottery. It’s nice to know we’re giving something back to holiday destinations and surrounding communities through the money raised from ticket sales.”
Natalie Turner, head of branches, said, “We are delighted to work closely with the Travel Foundation and as a responsible travel retailer have embraced the opportunity to encourage the support of sustainable tourism and protecting the environment. The Travel lottery is a great initiative to make a difference to the local people where holidaymakers travel to, in addition for our customers to be in with a chance of winning the prize draw. We are thrilled that we have another winner within our branch network and hope that Mr Eberle has a fantastic time in Gran Canaria and enjoys spending his prize money.”
Buying a Travel Lottery ticket means the locals and environment also benefit from tourism.
Salli Felton, chief executive at The Travel Foundation, said, “It’s fantastic to see a Midcounties Co-operative Travel customer become a winner, and I’d like to thank all customers who have bought a Travel Lottery ticket when booking their holiday. By doing so, they are giving back to holiday destinations and supporting our work to ensure local people and the environment are benefiting from tourism across the world.”
Published 13th July 2016