If you’d like an expert to help plan your next excursion, Traveland, a full-service travel agency recently opened its doors on Racebrook Road. The family business, owned by brothers Eitan, Tamir and Oded Battat, is celebrating its move to Orange and its 40th anniversary with a month of giveaways and special events.
The Battats are already seeing new faces among the many Traveland customers who followed them from their former Shelton location. “The town made it very easy for us to move in. We were in Shelton one day and open for business in Orange the next,” Battat said. “We love our new space, we like where we are and how close we are to the Post Road. Our staff loves the building and the grounds – it’s a huge upgrade over what we used to have. We’re very happy we made the move.”
The public is invited to Traveland’s grand opening on September 27, and to a month of events including intimate, free travel seminars throughout the month of October.
The company has three divisions–conventional vacation packages; a luxury cruise department to meet the growing demand for travelers who want a more exclusive cruise experience; and a group and student travel division.
The property is a non-conforming commercial use in a residential neighborhood that has been home to an array of businesses since the 1950s, including a farm equipment store, furniture store, and later a florist, travel agency and professional office space. The Battats purchased it from Frank D’Ostilio who operated William Orange Realty there from 1988-2005 and most recently leased it to Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
By Laura Fantarella – Orange Town News Correspondent