BARNSTAPLE homeworking travel agent Jake Joseph has been awarded the Travel Weekly s 2008 Agent Excellence Award for the best homeworking agent in the South West and Wales. The Travel Weekly awards were established to recognise the cream of the retail tr

BARNSTAPLE homeworking travel agent Jake Joseph has been awarded the Travel Weekly's 2008 Agent Excellence Award for the best homeworking agent in the South West and Wales. The Travel Weekly awards were established to recognise the cream of the retail travel industry Judges look for agents and agencies that go the extra mile to excel at what they do. At the awards ceremony in Bristol, judges commented how Jake of The Destination Lounge had successfully converted a branch-based business toa home-based model, while increasing revenue and customer retention. It was also noted that The Destination Lounge had worked hard to differentiate itself by focusing on personal advice and guidance and holidays with dialysis for renal patients."Working from home gives me an opportunity to spend more time on clients needs and welfare. I really enjoy thoroughly researching holidays for our clients in order match them with the perfect holiday," said Jake. "Winning this award demonstrates that clients are continuing to choose homeworking travel agents as a flexible alternative to booking on the High Street." The Destination Lounge can be contacted on 08456 521 520 or by emailinfo@thedestinationlounge.co.uk .