Oldest business in South Woodford gets double boost with makeover and website launch

PUBLISHED: 10:12 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:12 26 April 2013

Julian Abbott with staff at Abbotts Travel.

Julian Abbott with staff at Abbotts Travel.


The oldest business in South Woodford has just had a makeover and is now offering travellers a website as well as a “personal service” when booking holidays.

Fifty-six years after it opened, Abbotts Travel, is still a reassuring presence in George Lane, as it goes from strength to strength with a major revamp.

This has been complemented by the launch of, the official website featuring exclusive offers, recommendations and detailed travel blogs from customers.

The family business is run by Julian Abbott, backed by a team of seven seasoned travellers including experienced manager, Sharron Roat.

Mr Abbott said: “We are a world away from the cold, faceless call-centre experience and the uncertainties of booking online.

“We use our fantastic relationships with the best travel suppliers to get the best holidays. Our team has an incredible combined knowledge and first-hand experience of many destinations.”

Abbotts is a fully licensed and bonded Agent and in 2012 added the new ATOL Licence. Mr Abbott added: “A company like ours has thrived because people seem to appreciate the extra-mile support we try to provide.”

A celebratory launch evening for old and new customers will be held on May 8 between 6-8pm.

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