Dunwood News & Information

Special Announcement

We are please to announce from Monday 1st June,

our Dunwood offices will re-open for business with full safety precautions in place. 

We look forward to seeing you all once again!

A Big Thank you from the Directors
 


A personal message from the Directors of Dunwood Travel.

We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our many Dunwood customers effected with holiday cancellations due to Coronavirus for their overwhelming support, understanding and loyalty by transferring and deferring their holidays to alternative breaks later this year and into next year.

These are very difficult and unprecedented times for us all, however we will all come through this together and we look forward to once again welcoming you all on a Dunwood holiday in the not too distant future

Our very best wishes and we hope you and your family remain safe.

Kindest regards

Phil Westwood and Colin Duncan

Dunwood Directors.

 
To All Dunwood Clients

 

   
As a follow up to our previous communication about the current COVID-19 health crisis, our number one priority is the wellbeing of our clients, colleagues and their families. With this in mind, we are continuing to follow the latest government advice closely and have unfortunately had to make the decision to close all our offices until further notice. We hope it won’t be for too long.


 

We continue to work through our departures in date order. All tours up to 15th June will not be operating and all passengers will be able to transfer funds to a later departure.  All of our offices will close by 5pm on Monday 23rd March.  We will re open Monday 1st June.

 


 

We will of course keep you updated with our plans to reopen as soon as we possibly can.

 


 

Whilst these unfortunate circumstances are beyond our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 


 

Thanks again for your kindness and understanding. 

 

  

 

 

 
CORONAVIRUS

 

(COVID-19)

The Directors and staff of Dunwood Travel would like to thank all their customers currently affected on cancelled tours due to the Coronavirus outbreak for their loyal support and patience throughout these very difficult times. Dunwood remain totally committed to the safety and welfare of all our customers and we hope you all remain safe throughout the coming weeks.

Please call any of our office if you have any concerns.

 

 

 

Bob Brolly Weekend
Lytham St Anne`s, Feb 2020

 

Fantastic weekend at the Lindum Hotel, Lytham St Anne's, with BBC Radio presenter Bob Brolly and guest artistes Jamie Walker & Shinead Barrett- Byrne.

Next year's reunion is in Eastbourne, limited places available so please telephone Dunwood to book!

 
 
Dunwood Bowling Cup 2020

 

Potters Resort
This year 6 coaches of Dunwood clients enjoyed a 5 day break at Potters Holidays with 220 bowlers taking part in the Dunwood cup   

The exciting final was played out with Charnwood v Avon Valley and the winners were Avon Valley.

A big well done to them and all the other teams that took part.


 

 


 

Warner Awards, Norton Grange

 

January, 2020


Dunwood scoop 3 top awards at the Warner coach awards at Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight Directors Colin Duncan & Phil Westwood receive their Awards from Warner National Sales Manager Martyn Stagg.

 

Heythrop Park Resort 2020 Conference

 Day Trip

A fantastic day had by four coaches of Dunwood clients, a brilliant time at the Stunning Heythrop Park Resort in the Cotswolds with a fabulous 3 course meal and entertainment by Kenny Sinclair and Dean Thomas with his Rat Pack Show

 

         
 
 
o2 Climb
After a successful climb of the o2 Saturday 18th January.  Colin and family managed to raise over £2000 for charity.  Many thanks to all the people that sponsored Colin for this event. 
   
Dunwood Travel Annual Conference
Derwent Hotel, Torquay
January, 2020

 

A fantastic time was had by all at our annual conference on the 6th January.

It was hosted by the wonderful Derwent Hotel in Torquay who pulled out all the stops to make it a very special occasion.

 

Congratulations to all the worthy winners of our awards, and many thanks to everyone who attended including all suppliers that attended.

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2021 annual conference which is being held at Warner Studley Castle 4/1/2021.

 

For full details please come in and see us or call your local office.

 

 

 

 

Start of 2020 Potters Resort Break!


Six Dunwood coaches checked in at the amazing 5 star Potters Resort, Hopton on Sea yesterday for a fabulous 3 day drinks inclusive extravaganza break. Dunwood are highly delighted to be the only coach/tour operator to offer Potters breaks in our area.

See the Dunwood coach drivers being surrounded by sharks??

 

   
     

 Please also see the image of our brand new Dunwood 53 seater coach photographed with Potters staff Sarah Locke and Amanda Stowell.

  

 

Dunwood Travel New Coach for 2020

Dunwood are pleased to announce the purchase of a new Scania Irizar I6s coach. Phil Westwood travelled to San Sebastian with a selection of top UK Coach Operators for the unveiling of the new Dunwood coach to join the expanding Dunwood fleet.  

 

The Scania Irizar I6S is the first vehicle of its kind built for the UK market. The Scania Irizar i6s measures 12.9m in overall length and is powered by a 9 litre 360bhp engine. This vehicle has 53 luxurious upholstered seats offering plenty of legroom, seat back tables, magazine nets and footrests.

The coach is due to arrive at the Dunwood Head Office & Coach Depot  early January 2020.

 


 

 

Dudley Christmas Open Day!

A great turn out and a great day at our Dudley Christmas Open day!  Our Dunwood customers enjoyed Chicken Stuffing baps, Mince Pies and the odd glass of Sherry!  Thank you for every one that attended  we all had a lovely day getting into the Christmas spirit!

 
 
      
 
 

Dunwood Travel 25th Anniversary
 
Asimina Suites Hotel
Paphos, Cyprus
November 2019
Dunwood customers enjoying the warm weather in Cyprus. Over 185 Dunwood clients stayed at the 5* Asimina Suites, Paphos, to celebrate  Dunwood's 25th Anniversary! A fantastic hotel offering superb cuisine, spectacular entertainment & superb staff.

 

 

Dunwood guests enjoyed a wonderful Roman Greco night at the Asimina Suites.

A brilliant night was had by everyone.

 
  
 
   
 
  

Dunwood clients enjoying their evenings at the Sapphire Bar.

  

Dunwood clients enjoying gorgeous weather on their first day.
 

  

Dunwood Travel would like to say a massive 'Thank You' to everyone who travelled to Cyprus with Dunwood for a memorable, fantastic week. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

 

  

For more information on our Overseas Holidays please call your local Dunwood office or pop in to see us.
  

Nuneaton Open Day


We had a fantastic Festive Open Day at our Nuneaton Office on Wednesady 13th November.  A great turn out with plenty of mince pies, sherry and hot chocolate.  Thank you to everyone who attended, it was lovely to see everyone in a festive mood getting ready for the Christmas season. 

Dunwood Dudley Holiday Show

Over 400 Dunwood clients attended our Holiday Show & Brochure Launch at Dudley Town Hall. 1,200 cups of tea's & coffees were served along with over 30 trays of biscuits. Our Dunwood customers were entertained all afternoon by Kenny Sinclaire, Jamie Walker & our 40's singer/performer Cathy Morris. Also in attendance were some of our top travel partners including Warner Leisure Hotels, Potters Resort, TLH Leisure Resort, The Constantinou Bros, Cruise & Maritime, Best Western Hotels, West Midlands Safari Park, The Durant Hotel, The Chatsworth Hotel and Mill Rythe Holiday Village. We are also delighted to announce that we raised over £350.00 for our supported Charity Mary Stevens Hospice. A big thank you to everyone who attended

 Dunwood Kent/Essex Holiday Show

We had a great turnout from Kent & Essex Group Organisers who attended our Holiday Show & Brochure Launch on Tuesday 24th September 2019. the show was supported by some of the industries top companies including  Warner Leisure Hotels, Potters Resort, TLH Leisure Resort, The Constantinou Bros, Cruise & Maritime, Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Torbay Court Hotel and Best Western Hotels. Group Organisers were treated to a special performance by West End Star Nick Duncan. A big thank you to all who attended.

 


Dunwood 2020 Brochure out now!

 Please telephone to receive a brochure if you would like to receive a copy and are not on our mail list.

Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2019

 Dunwood Travel nominated in two categories for the prestigious Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

  


We would like to say a massive "Thank You" to all of the Dunwood group organisers and customers that voted for us.


NEW WARNER STUDLEY CASTLE!

WARWICKSHIRE

 A beautiful hotel curating more than 180 years of history, but utterly modern in outlook.  Studley Castle is the perfect setting for a short break exploring and relaxing in rural Warwickshire, an area jam-packed with places to explore.  The picturesque Cotswolds, Henley-in-Arden and Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

 
           

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

    

Group Travel Awards 2019

Dunwood Travel are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the accolade of 'Runner-Up' at the prestigious Group Travel Awards held in London.

Thank you to all of our customers who voted!

 

 Dunwood Travel Welcomes Stuart Parker   

Dunwood Travel are both delighted and proud to welcome Stuart to the Dunwood team as our new Operations Manager.  Stuart brings with him over 20 years of experience working in the group travel industry and also joins Mandy as a previous recipient of the Group Leisure & Travel Industry Excellence Award.  I'm sure you would like to join us in wishing Stuart a long and successful future with Dunwood Travel.

 


 Free Car Parking & Departures Lounge

 FREE Car Parking facilities are available at our

Head Office & Coach Depot in Peartree Lane, Dudley.

Why not park your car and get picked up here? You can wait in the comfort of our very own Departure Lounge where we offer complimentary refreshments, music and up-to-date information about your journey.

FREE Secure car parking / Drop off area / CCTV / Locked gates.

(Vehicles are left at owners risk.)

For further information please call our friendly sales team on
01384 455 655.

 

 

 

  

   

 

  Dunwood Travel New Driver!

 The latest addition to the elite team of Dunwood drivers is John (middle of photo below) who joins Damon & Chris for the 25th Anniversary at Alvaston Hall in January 2019.  John was introduced to over 170 Dunwood clients who had a fantastic day at Alvaston Hall. 

   

Annual Conference & Awards - 02 January 2019

Dunwood celebrated their 25th Anniversary in massive style at 5* Potters Resort, Hopton-on-Sea, during January 2019.

 This amazing event was enjoyed by over 450 Dunwood Group Organisers and clients. The break included a free bar, full board and a midnight feast! To complement  the fantastic cuisine, superb entertainment was provided by the Potters Theatre company. Dunwood customers also received a free commemorative gift to mark the celebration of Dunwood’s 25thAnniversary. A morning Conference, with many of the industry’s top suppliers in attendance, provided all of the latest news, offers and information, this was finished off with a glittering Award Ceremony prior to a Gala Dinner.

 

        

    

   

 

 Mary Stevens Hospice Shops

Dunwood 2020 Brochures and offers are stocked at most Mary Stevens Hospice Charity Shops across the West Midlands. Please feel free to drop by to collect your copy!

  

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Dunwood staff and clients have raised a huge total of over £1250 for Myton Hospice! Director Colin Duncan will be presenting the large cheque to the charity in January 2019 along with GTO June Britain.

 

Myton Hospice Charity Shops 

Dunwood 2020 Brochures and offers are stocked at many Myton Hospice Charity Shops across the West Midlands. Please feel free to drop by to collect your copy!

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 Alzheimers Society

Dunwood held an Alzheimers Charity Cupcake Day across all 3 of our offices, raising a total of £157.98! Thank you to all who attended and kindly donated to such a great cause.

 

 

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Bonded Coach Holidays 
Dunwood are delighted to announce that we are an approved and accepted member of The Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK!
IS YOUR MONEY SAFE WITH YOUR CURRENT TOUR OPERATOR?
When considering a coach holiday always look for the BCH logo on the operator’s brochure. This means that your money is protected by a government approved scheme specifically for coach package holidays (involving coach travel and accommodation of at least one overnig
ht stay).
BCH safeguards your money in the unlikely event that your BCH tour operator ceases trading. You are guaranteed repayment of monies paid. It also ensures the completion of your holiday if it has already started.

 

Each BCH member is required to provide a bond from a bank or major insurance company to BCH. This bond is used to refund your money or to allow you to complete your holiday if already started.

 

 

 
Group Travel Awards

 

Dunwood are delighted to announce that on Friday 1st June 2018, Dunwood Travel won the  "Best Coach Operator For Groups”  at the Group Travel Awards held in London.
Mandy Hill & Zoe Poston were presented with the award following votes registered by our group organisers. We are extremely proud and honoured to receive this award and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kindly voted for us, it really is an honour to receive such a prestigious award.

 

  Group Leisure & Travel Awards - Best Coach/Tour Operator Award 2017 

 

We are both honoured and proud to announce that Dunwood  has been awarded 'Best UK Coach/Tour Operator 2017' at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards.We would like to personally thank all of our Group Organisers who kindly voted for us, it really is an honour to be recognised and win such a prestigious award.


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