The record-breaking continues, with Sunday being the best ever on record for bookings.
The most popular destinations booked include Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Turkey. The USA was one of the top long-haul destinations.
The pay-day weekend saw customers flock to their consultants. They also spent more, on average, than the previous year. Which means that commissions are higher for consultants.
“The travel agent is king”
It’s no surprise that our consultants have been so busy. The previous two years have seen them keep up the service levels for their customers, who know they are being looked after.
This is backed up by Flight Centre’s UK 2022 trends report. They report that the demand for a personal travel consultant is rising, with more than half (54%) of people in their research saying they would now choose to use an agent instead of booking independently.
Brits are recognising the power & confidence of using the expertise and support of an agent
In the light of the pandemic, people have realised the importance of booking with someone who can offer ‘peace of mind to travel, knowing an expert has their back’.
Holidays are in high demand *right now*
With demand so high over the weekend, it’s a massive well done to personal travel consultants, Mark & Isobel McCardie. On Sunday, they sold more than £30,000 worth of holidays.
This means they will earn nearly £4,000 commission from one day’s sales alone.
Co-founder, Steve Witt said that:
People are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now. Confidence is high in travel and customers are eager to make sure they don’t miss out.
Consultants are seeing an influx of short-term enquiries, with a high percentage of bookings currently for this spring & summer. With so much urgency to book due to limited availability across the rest of the year, suppliers are upping availability as much as they can, in order to meet the demand.