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We’re not tied to a single tour operator

Countless bespoke and package trips available

Friendly agents ready to help

Call an adviser

Give us a call and one of our experienced travel agency advisers can offer assistance in booking your holiday.

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Visit us in store and one of our helpful members of staff can help book your holiday for you.

View latest offers

We have a number of latest offers available on holiday types, destinations and last minute deals.

Holiday types

Chat to one of our friendly advisers now to discuss your holiday requirements, or visit us in-store

Braintree Travel Branch

Call us Monday to Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
  01376 551444

Chelmsford Travel Branch

Call us Monday to Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
  01245 490290

Featured destinations

We have thousands of other holidays available in-store, get in touch to find out more.

Why choose Co-op Travel

from a local independent co-operative?

Wide choice of tailored holidays

We’re not tied to a single tour operator, so you have the widest choice of holidays possible.

Plus, we ensure ABTA will provide financial protection for your added peace of mind.

Knowledgeable advisers nearby

Our helpful and well-travelled staff will help you plan the perfect holiday to suit you and your needs.

Being a local agent, it means we’re conveniently close by if you want to discuss your holiday face-to-face.

Earn membership points & dividend

As a Chelmsford Star Co-op member you’ll earn membership points on your holiday too, ensuring a nice dividend later in the year.

We’ll also reinvest the money you spend with us back into Essex.


My adviser at Co-op travel was simply fantastic and removed all the stress of booking a holiday. I found my dream trip via the Co-op website and then called to make my final booking. They talked me through all the different options available which meant I really did have my dream holiday.

Kevin, Chelmsford

Latest news

Black Friday offers in the Co-operative Travel …

Sandals Sandals Black Friday sale has landed! ~ Bringing you great savings on your next Sandals holiday for a limited time only. SAVE £150 on your Sandals or Beaches escape PLUS for selected resorts SAVE up to an additional 45% 🖤 Promocode: BF150 🖤 Valid: All...

Jet2Holidays NEW Destinations for Summer 2020

Jet2holidays have announced two NEW destinations in Greece; Lesvos & Kalamata departing from London Stansted for Summer '20 ☀️ Lesvos is the 3rd largest island of Greece! Jet2holidays will be operating to resorts including - Anaxos, Molivos, Petra &...

Exploring Sicily

On 6th December 2018, I visited the beautiful island of Sicily with Typically Italian. Our wonderful group of Travel agents from around the country flew direct into Catania with Air Malta and then made the short journey to our hotel for the next four days; the 5-star...

Sharm el-Sheikh back open for business

Sharm el-Sheikh back open for business October 29, 2019

Braintree travel fair blows locals away!

Braintree travel fair blows locals away! October 29, 2019


For nearly 150 years, people in Essex have chosen to become members of the Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society and now tens of thousands enjoy the benefits of membership.

How do I become a member?

Invest £1! See the Join Today page for more information or pick up a form from any of our shops. Send the form back or hand to the staff in your local branch, and the card will be posted to you within a week.