Travelodge has announced £60m plans to open hotels at the UK’s ten busiest cruise and ferry ports.
The company is set to open new properties in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harwich, Hull, Liverpool, Newcastle, Poole, Portsmouth, Southampton and Tilbury.
It will take Travelodge’s presence at ports to 42 hotels and will create 300 jobs.
The company announced the plans as it opened a hotel in Dover, its 560th property, which is just moment’s from Dover’s cruise terminal.
Travelodge property director Tony O’Brien said: “Today is a double celebration for Travelodge. Not only have we opened our first hotel in Dover but this opening also cements our presence at the UK’s top ten busiest cruise ship ports.
“With more Britons taking to the waves, our port-based hotels are also benefiting from holidaymakers stopping over before embarking on, and returning from, their voyage.
“The cruise boom is still underway and predicted to grow from strength to strength; therefore we are getting on board now and looking for ten new hotel sites at UK’s growing ports.
“This expansion represents an investment of £60 million for third party investors and will create around 300 new jobs.”