Couple 'Strike' It Lucky To Win Spanish Holiday

November 25, 2008 at 00:00

A couple from Knaresborough is celebrating having won an all expenses paid holiday courtesy of a promotional campaign run by the North's leading tour operator,

George and Patricia Strike will be jetting off for a week-long break to the Costa Dorada having been lucky enough to speak to the company's Managing Director Richard Bodin, who was manning the phones in the call centre as part of a special promotional campaign.

The promotion, which ran for two weeks gave anyone making a booking a reward, including flight upgrades, cash-back and free holiday money - depending on which travel advisor took their call.

Winner Patricia Strike, said: "I was very surprised, but extremely grateful when I realised we had won the holiday. In fact, I thought it was a wind up to start with, but my husband and I were over the moon when we realised it was genuine!"

"I rang up to book our trip to Spain next April and was put through to Richard who said he was paying for it! It is a welcome boost to us and we can now use the money we have saved for an extra special Christmas this year."

Richard Bodin, Managing Director at, added: "As part of the promotion I was on the floor handling calls myself and was delighted to tell Mrs Strike that her holiday was on us."

"I hope that she and her husband have a great time when they take the holiday and enjoy it even more knowing that it has come courtesy of"

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