Travel company on the move


A Cornish travel business has been evolving through the pandemic.

Despite the challenging times for the sector, Mark Lawther, owner of the St Austell-based Kernow Travel Company, has taken the opportunity to move to new premises, gain his independent ATOL license and launch a new arm to the business.

He said: “Whilst the number of people taking holidays has obviously decreased during the last 18 months, we’ve taken the time to think about what our customers want and need. This has led to the Kernow Travel Company expanding and growing, which is fantastic.”

Previously an online only business, the new premises will give holiday makers the chance to talk in person to a highly experienced travel expert.

Additionally, the Kernow Travel Company has launched an inbound arm to the business, providing tailor made package holidays to people wanting to visit Cornwall.

“Booking a flight, finding accommodation and car rental companies can be a stressful experience,” he said. “We decided to launch package holidays to Cornwall to give people that added safety net that they usually get when travelling abroad – but they get they get to visit one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

Lawther, who has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years with a variety of tour operators and airlines in management positions, has also launched the Kernow Travel Company podcast, working with The Cornwall Channel.