A Chesterfield taxi firm has decided to expand its business by turning into a holiday and travel company.
The Derby Telegraph reports that the newly-named A-Line Travel is well known around the town for its taxi service, but will now offer its own trips to popular tourism and seaside destinations.
This change of direction is the result of an expected boom in UK holidays once the pandemic is over.
A-Line has been a family-owned staple of the area since it was founded in 1996, offering journeys around north Derbyshire from its office in Stephenson's Place.
Jo Shephard, sales manager, who has more than 14 years experience in the coach travel industry said: “UK coach holidays are becoming more and more popular each year with families, couples, singles and pensioners as they are such good value for money.
"Who doesn’t want a hassle free, package holiday from your local town at a fraction of the cost of a holiday abroad? We make holiday dreams a reality."
The move has led them to open a new office on Soresbury Street and bring in Nicola Aldersley as managing director.
It is hoped that this transition will "bring some joy and happiness to people in Chesterfield, giving residents something to look forward to again following a difficult 12 months during the global covid-19 pandemic."