ORTG Launches Escape the Rock Holiday Website

ORTG have successfully launched, a brand new holiday website for residents living in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Escape The Rock provides a convenient online travel shopping experience for local residents living in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The website is the first of its kind to provide an easy way for people to book off-island travel to their favourite holiday destinations, including direct flights, connecting flights, ferries, accommodation and transfers—to Europe, USA, the Far East, Australia and more.

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Escape the Rock offers residents the convenience of booking online 24/7, with the reassurance of offline support from their local travel stores on each island should they require it.

Brian Kelly, ORTG Chairman comments:

“Although we still have many clients who prefer to book their holiday in store, the way in which residents in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man research and book their travel is evolving, whether it’s on mobile, tablet, PC or social media, Escape the Rock is designed to meet our changing customer needs. Clients can still enjoy booking in branch with us, however they now have the added flexibility to search for holidays and book online from the convenience of their own home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”.

Escape the Rock is a ‘phygital’ business model—a combination of digital ecommerce website and physical bricks-and-mortar store designed to buck the industry trend in declining high street travel sales which has emerged in the UK. The website will help to future proof the travel industry in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, with Escape the Rock aimed at a younger generation of 18-45 travellers.

Simon Goddard, CEO comments:

“Our new website enables customers to book online with a local travel agency they can trust, with the added reassurance that they can visit a branch for additional support.
Given the recent collapse of travel giant Low Cost Travel Group Ltd which left many UK and island travellers stranded and facing losses of thousands of pounds, customers are wary about cheap online operators. Booking on Escape the Rock empowers residents with the ease and convenience of booking online but in this case with a local and well established travel company. If there is a problem, they can simply give us a call or pop into the shop for a chat.”

“Knowing they have someone they can physically to turn to if things go wrong, backed up with 100% financial security gives local travellers complete peace of mind” adds Simon. “Our friendly teams in branch are only a phone call away to give customers any support or advice they need”.

Whether it’s a beach holiday, a city break, winter sun, or a party destination, is set to become the first destination to a perfect holiday for residents living in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

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7 November 2016