John Lewis and Kuoni have announced a new partnership which will see the travel company open exciting new travel concessions in four John Lewis stores this autumn, with more to follow in the future.
The Kuoni concession is already open in the flagship John Lewis Oxford Street, with Reading and Cardiff set to follow.
They will offer the full range of holidays available from Kuoni shops.
The move creates 19 new full time jobs.
The concessions will range from 444 sq ft - 821 sq ft and combine the look and feel of the two brands, with John Lewis furniture and Kuoni fittings.
They will be situated in the customer service area, adjacent to John Lewis’s Gift List departments, and interactive technology such as iPads and plasma screens will be used to bring holidays to life.
Kuoni will also introduce John Lewis Travel Insurance to its customers, and become the travel partner for John Lewis Gift List.
This service allows customers to ask their guests to contribute to their Kuoni honeymoon through a John Lewis Gift List.
Sean Allam, director commercial operations at John Lewis, said: “We already have a strong customer base in our travel insurance services, so opening travel concessions in our shops feels like a natural step for John Lewis.
“People will be able to take time out from speaking to a personal travel expert to shop or have a coffee, and choose their holiday in a relaxed and inspiring environment.”