Eric Walton was born in York but moved to Wetherby at a very early age where he was brought up in one of the towns’ oldest coaching inns. On leaving school he went straight in to the travel industry working for Pickfords Travel and also Co-operative Travel. At the end of 1976 Eric was asked if he would manage a new travel agency which would be opening in Acomb in January 1977. It was an opportunity not to be missed.
Acomb Travel is one of the longest serving members of ‘Advantage’ which is the largest consortium on independent travel agencies in the United Kingdom. At an awards ceremony in Birmingham in April 2016, Acomb Travel was recognised by the Travel Trade Gazette as one of the ‘Top 50’ travel agents in the United Kingdom.