Hotels chain Travelodge to create more than 350 UK jobs with 17 new hotels

Travelodge is planning to open 17 new hotels this year, creating more than 350 jobs.

Around £115 million will be invested in the expansion programme.

Peter Gowers, Travelodge’s chief executive, said: “Despite the uncertainty facing the UK, the long-term prospects for low-cost hotels remain strong.

“The next phase of our expansion plan will see us deliver more choice in more places than ever before