Travel agent Jimmy Martin comes full circle after acquiring Frutin Travel from Leith, where he began his career as a brochure delivery man

Jimmy Martin (left) welcomes Emma Morrice (second from left) to the Jimmy Martin Travel team with Lorraine Gersternberger and Richard Sturgeon

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Jimmy Martin started as a brochure driver at Leith’s Frutin Travel before taking on the role of ‘unofficial managing director’ he created Jimmy Martin Travel in Stockbridge 20 years ago.

And he has now acquired the agency as part of plans to develop and expand the reach of his business across the city.

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“Frutin Travel has always been close to my heart and growing with this acquisition, after 18 months of the most difficult times the travel industry has ever faced, strengthens our faith in the future growth of our business” , Jimmy said.

As part of the takeover, partner Emma Morrice will be part of the Jimmy Martin team in the Raeburn Place offices.

“Emma brings with her a specialization in last minute beach vacations that will expand our vacation portfolio for guests,” Jimmy said.

“She also has extensive knowledge of America, Southeast Asia, Vietnam and Cambodia, which will enhance the advice we give to our existing clientele who enjoy long-haul travel with an element of. ‘adventure.”

Emma added: “I am delighted to join such a proactive and professional agency that is showing a strong recovery from the pandemic.

“Having previously worked with Jimmy and Richard of Jimmy Martin Travel, it seems the merging of the resources of the two companies with the acquisition of Frutin by Jimmy Martin Travel seems natural and smooth.”

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