AN ACCRINGTON based businessman has drawn upon his travelling experience to launch a travel agency with a difference.

TRAVLUX, founded by Accrington-born Ross Johnson, aims to go much further than traditional travel agencies by acting as personal travel consultants that help with every aspect of holiday planning, from flights and hotels to cruises and package holidays.

Fortunately, Mr Johnson’s background makes him ideally suited to such tasks.

He said: “After studying music throughout my education, I began working within the Royal Caribbean family at sea, quickly climbing my way through the ranks which led to being based in Miami at the Head Office.

“Shortly after that I moved to New York and had the pleasure of working on a number of shows including Mamma Mia, Evita and Cats.

“This, in turn, allowed me to start my own music company; we've since worked on productions including the Strictly Come Dancing tours, creating the music you hear.”

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Ross Johnson is drawing on his extensive travel experience

With the coronavirus situation having significantly quietened the music scene, Mr Johnson decided to put his expertise to different uses with the launch of TRAVLUX, currently based in his hometown where he is well known thanks to years of work in the community and projects in local schools.

Mr Johnson said: “A few months ago I decided to turn my passion and knowledge of travel into a new business venture, and so I launched TRAVLUX.

“On the face of it, we're a travel agency, but we're so much more than that.

“We're personal travel consultants who are there to help plan your next holiday, wherever and whenever that may be.

“From flights and hotels to cruises, package holidays, tailormade travel and everything in between, we're here to inspire, advise and help others book the perfect holiday they want, and very much need and deserve at the minute.”

To find out more about TRAVLUX, go to:, email or phone 0330 1333 655.