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Where would you like to go?

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 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday Closed
  01376 551444

Chelmsford Travel Branch

Call us Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday Closed
  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

Great British Getaways…

With many parts of Europe and the rest of the world now requiring you to self isolate upon return, there’s never been a better time to holiday in the UK (and Ireland). Aside from this, there are plenty of reasons to holiday in Blighty.... 1. The Extensive and...

Important information about travelling abroad…

Planning to travel abroad? DON'T FORGET! You now need to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (on the link below) before you return, even if you don't need to self-isolate. ALWAYS! Check the website for updates or call us for more help and advice....

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Spain and Portugal

Following the latest government advice regarding travel to Mainland Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands and now the Algarve from the UK, a lot of the airlines have taken the decision to suspend their flights and holiday programmes from 28th July up to and...

Where the UK wants to holiday in 2021…

Worldwide holidaymakers have had to put their trips on pause this year and with so much uncertainty surrounding the self-isolation rules, it's clear that most are now searching for a 2021 holiday to remember! Only recently, after being given the green light, Spain is...

Important Announcement – Cruise & Maritime Voyages

We are sorry to announce that South Quay Travel & Leisure Limited ~ trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages (United Kingdom) ceased Trading last night. We have had a close relationship with the company & staff over the years and are sad to see another...


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.

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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.