Tui is set to close 34 of its stores over the next 12 months.

The travel agent - which has a shop in Ammanford - said it will re-deploy all affected staff and invest in other premises which will open in new locations.

It is not yet clear if the town's Quay Street office staff have been affected.

Tui currently has 562 shops across the UK and continually reassesses the locations based on local population changes and footfall, said its chief marketing officer Katie McAlister.

The travel giant announced in May that it planned to cut around 8,000 jobs globally as it seeks to reduce overhead costs by 30 per cent.

Andrew Flintham, managing director of Tui UK and Ireland, said: “We want to be in the best position to provide excellent customer service, whether it’s in a high street store, over the telephone or online, and will continue to put the customer at the heart of what we do.

“It is therefore imperative that we make these difficult cost decisions, look after our colleagues during such unprecedented uncertainty and also offer a modern customer service.

“Customer behaviours have already changed in recent years, with 70 per cent of all Tui UK bookings taking place online.

“We believe Covid-19 has only accelerated this change in purchasing habits, with people looking to buy online or wishing to speak with travel experts from the comfort of their own home.

“We have world-class travel advisers at Tui, so we hope many of them will become home-workers and continue to offer the personalised service we know our customers value.”