Travel Counsellors UAE has reported more new bookings were made throughout the month of November than in November 2019 with sales climbing to 114 per cent of the figures achieved during the same period last year.
General Manager of Travel Counsellors UAE Holly McCann said: “The spike in sales is driven by Travel Counsellors customers pent up demand. Our top selling destination in November was The Maldives and the vast majority of those bookings are travelling within the next four weeks. This along with the continued trend towards residents enjoying staycations in the country means that we have seen our trading here very quickly bounce back to pre-covid levels.”
December departures were the most popular bookings made last month by Travel Counsellors in the UAE with customers taking advantage of the five-day break over national day along with the school holidays later in the month.
The sales spike has been supported by the company’s latest marketing campaign Twenty-one for ‘21, highlighting 21 destinations to explore next year.
The products and experiences featured, which were gathered together following feedback from Travel Counsellor business owners and customer recommendations, include private pool suites in the Indian Ocean and Greece and more adventurous experiential itineraries in South Africa and Southeast Asia.
Marketing Manager Katie McMichael said: “The campaign reflects the feelings customers now have towards travel, with many seeing the new year as an opportunity to experience the bucket-list destinations they’ve always dreamed of, whilst others naturally remain cautious, preferring to travel closer to home and the short haul destinations featured on our 2021 list. The recurring theme, however, is the real requirement to book through an experienced travel professional, who will be available to handle any changes to travel arrangements throughout.”
McCann added: “Leisure customers and corporate clients who have been unable to travel this year have witnessed first-hand how their Travel Counsellor has looked after every element of their trip, taken care of all amendments, and in many cases rebooked their well-earned break or business trip for a later date.
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