Travelbiz E-Zine
2
February
2024

Travel Counsellors Reports Record-Breaking January

Travel Counsellors has reported record-breaking sales over the peak January booking period.

Group sales for January hit £125 million, up 12 percent on the previous year and up 68 percent on pre-pandemic levels, marking it as the best January and best ever sales month in the company’s 30-year history – ending a record quarter.

Travel Counsellors Ireland with 80 Travel Counsellors, supported by the team at the Cork Office also broke records, contributing over €7.5 Million in January, with Wednesday 31st clocking in as the 2nd best day ever in the company’s 18 year history in Ireland.

8 Irish Travel Counsellors achieved record sales each of between €200,000 – €300,000, while a further 25 recorded sales of over €100,000, while every Travel Counsellor in the country contributed to the massive record set for the month.

The top five leisure destinations for Ireland’s Travel Counsellors and customers, booked in January were Spain, USA, Cruise, Thailand, Italy and Greece.  Corporate sales were up by 45% over prior year.

Cathy Burke, MD at Travel Counsellors commented: “We are so delighted to be reporting another record breaking month and it’s down to the dedication and hard work of our community of Travel Counsellors, support team colleagues both in Ireland and overseas, and our valued supplier partners who have worked tirelessly as one team to care for each other and our customers”.

Travel Counsellors’ unique model and in-house booking platform Phenix, enables business owners to pull together every component needed to tailor make a booking and to have more control over each and every booking made.

Bernie Whelan, Business Development Manager explains: “At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to looking after our people and ensuring that our community feels supported. We do this by empowering business owners to scale in a way that suits them, and to earn more than they ever thought possible”.

Ciara MacConnell, Corporate Manager adds: “We’re now looking forward to the rest of the year and maintaining our momentum beyond January as we continue to delight more Travel Counsellors, customers and corporate clients. On a personal note, I look forward to growing our Corporate offering and promoting our sustainability footprint”.

Subscribe to our E-Zine

    More

    from latest edition

    Emirates Group Booking Incentive in Partnership with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
    23rd February 2024

    Emirates Group Booking Incentive in Partnership with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

    We appreciate your continued support and want to show our gratitude by offering an exclusive chance to win a Dubai holiday and more!

    Read more
    Cassidy Travel Wins Travel & Tourism Business of the Year 2024 Presented by M&A Today Global Awards!
    23rd February 2024

    Cassidy Travel Wins Travel & Tourism Business of the Year 2024 Presented by M&A Today Global Awards!

    Cassidy Travel is delighted to announce its first award of 2024 winning ‘Travel & Tourism Business of the Year 2024’ presented by M&A Today Global Awards. This award recognises the company’s alm...

    Read more
    Final destination arrivals in Cork as the Taste of America Roadshow lands in the Imperial Hotel
    23rd February 2024

    Final destination arrivals in Cork as the Taste of America Roadshow lands in the Imperial Hotel

    Sponsored by Shannon Airport and Brand USA, Taste of America trade partners arrived in the Imperial Hotel in Cork for the final leg of the Aer Lingus Taste of America roadshow.

    Read more
    Congratulations Annette McCann as Business Exhibitions announce her appointment of as Account Executive
    23rd February 2024

    Congratulations Annette McCann as Business Exhibitions announce her appointment of as Account Executive

    Annette McCann has been appointed Account Executive with Business Exhibitions Ltd., organisers of the Holiday World Shows,

    Read more
    Emirates Training – Destination NSW!
    23rd February 2024

    Emirates Training – Destination NSW!

    Joining the lovely Lisa Rabbitte (Account Manager Emirates) in Dublin on February 22nd, Jacinta from Travelbiz meets eager travel agents for an evening of networking and training on Australia’s ...

    Read more
    James Coughlan announced as CEO of Travel Department, Ireland’s leading guided group holiday company
    23rd February 2024

    James Coughlan announced as CEO of Travel Department, Ireland’s leading guided group holiday company

    James Coughlan will take over from Sara Zimmerman as CEO of Travel Department, Ireland’s leading guided group holiday company and will join the company in March.

    Read more