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Aviemore identified as a key location by Travelodge

By Gavin Musgrove

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Travelodge wants to come to Aviemore as part of its Scottish expansion programme to open 21 hotels announced today.

The full package is an investment worth £125 million and expected to create 380 jobs.

The firm has said 20 of those positions would be created in Aviemore at a new £7m hotel.

Travelodge has actively been looking for a site in the village for several years but now will step up its search.

Travelodge recently opened its third hotel in Inverness on Academy Street and now has Aviemore as a target.
Travelodge recently opened its third hotel in Inverness on Academy Street and now has Aviemore as a target.

Pascal Bamford, Travelodge District Manager for West Scotland said: “Despite the current economic market we are expanding our network of hotels across Scotland and were delighted to open our 45th Scottish Travelodge in Glasgow by the famous Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

"Scotland is growing from strength to strength and is a top Staycation destination therefore to meet growing demand post Brexit we are looking for a further 21 hotel sites across the country which includes Aviemore.

"Collectively this expansion programme represents an investment of £125 million for third party investors and job creation of 380.

“Aviemore has been selected as one of our key locations as it’s a popular holiday destination with beautiful scenery.

"We are actively looking for the ideal site to open the town’s first branded budget hotel.

"This will represent an investment of £6 million and a job creation of 20.

"It’s also great news for the local economy as Travelodge customers spend double their room rate with local businesses during their stay which equates to a multi-million spend annually.”

Travelodge announced its Scottish expansion programme at the official opening of its latest hotel, Glasgow Govan Travelodge, at lunchtime.

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