A WEST Cumbrian travel agency has been named one of the best in the nation in an industry list.

Cumbria Travel at Dunmail Park in Workington, came second in the North West’s Top Agency category in the Travel Trade Gazette’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019 list. It had been on a shortlist of five agencies in the North West, from over 50 that entered.

More than 500 travel agencies from across the UK and Ireland put themselves forward for consideration for inclusion in the industry gazette’s annual list. Winners are selected according to their business performance, customer service and expertise by industry professionals and travel trade journalists on behalf of the TTG - the industry bible.

The top two agencies from each region are included on the list.

They will be showcased on ttgmedia.com and given logos showing they are one of the best 50 agencies in the country.

Cumbria Travel directors Leanne Miller and Patricia Rickerby said: “To be recognised as one of the top agencies in the North West is a fantastic achievement. We are incredibly proud of our Dunmail Park branch who have only been open for two years.”

TTG group editor Pippa Jacks said: “Our winners demonstrate that travel retailing in 2019 is a vibrant and successful business sector. Each agency that earned a place in our Top 50 list this year worked hard to impress our judges and should feel incredibly proud of what they have achieved.”

The TTG Top 50 list was revealed in a ceremony in Birmingham, attended by the directors, and managers Sarah Grimshaw and Lesley Robinson.