TRAVELODGE has launched a Christmas recruitment drive at its Thame head office.

The hotel chain needs to fill 15 positions at its main Oxfordshire base, which is north of the South Oxfordshire town's centre.

Employees are being sought as part of more than 1,000 permanent positions nationally, in the run-up to the festive period.

In a statement yesterday, a spokesperson said: "Thame will play a vital role in the Christmas recruitment scheme."

It plans to recruit people in the IT, revenue, HR, customer service, finance, marketing, sales and estates departments.