TravelManagers records best ever trading month in February
After wrapping up a record-breaking year in 2017, TravelManagers have hit the ground running in 2018, recording their best ever trading month in February 2018.
Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the pleasing results follow on from an already-strong January, with indicators for March already pointing towards a third consecutive month of high sales: “Assuming we are able to maintain our momentum, the company is on track to achieve a record first quarter.”
Gazal says all destinations experienced high levels of growth, with South America delivering the highest growth in percentage terms, and Southwest Pacific following close behind. The Europe market continues to lead the way in terms of contribution to total growth at close to 40 percent, while North America also continues to grow strongly.
“These figures indicate that our clients recognise and appreciate the value our personal travel managers (PTMs) add to every holiday experience, whether it’s an annual tropical getaway or a much-anticipated trip of a lifetime,” he adds.
“Our total transaction value has increased by just under ten percent on the same month last year, with our strongest performance in customised holiday packages, in which we achieved sixteen percent growth on last year,” he says.
Gazal adds that air ticket and accommodation segments also achieved double digit growth, while the growth in the touring segment was slightly more modest but still very satisfying.
“The results are testimony to the relentless dedication of our PTMs to providing outstanding customer service,” Gazal explains. “Proactive, thoughtful, well-informed PTMs mean happy clients, and happy clients come back again and again.”
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Travel Managers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2017. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 500 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are secure and only used for client purchases