May 28, 2024

Corporate sales boosts Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors, the network of independent travel consultants, posted record weekly sales in January and a 60% increase in corporate travel bookings over the previous month.

The organisation says January 31 delivered its greatest ever sales volume for a single day and that January 24 saw corporate sales topping £1.1million for the first time in its history.

With a 10% year-on-year increase in sales for January, Travel Counsellors for Business now represents a third of the company’s total revenue.

It additionally reports a 40% increase in corporate travellers using its app and secure payment portal, myTC, with 8,000 new customer accounts created in January 2020.

Travel Counsellors CEO, Steve Byrne, says; “Corporate clients frequently tell us that they love having the option to contact their Travel Counsellor at a tap of a button.

“The continuous investment into myTC reflects the innovative spirit that’s fuelled Travel Counsellors’ double-digit growth for the last quarter of a century, ensuring the uniquely human touch our business owners provide for their clients is complemented by highly personalised digital experiences.”

Travel Counsellors comprises more than 1,900 independent franchisees running their own corporate and leisure travel businesses in seven countries, and achieved global sales of £90m in January.

Top destinations booked in January for corporate travel in 2020 were the USA, UAE and South Africa.

Byrne adds: “Clients are still keen to travel this year, but our sales results prove that they want a positive booking experience from a trusted travel advisor.

“Each and every customer travels with the benefit of their corporate Travel Counsellor’s insight, advice and care, and with the support of our global business and duty office should they ever need it, providing piece of mind and complete financial protection wherever they are in the world.”