Travel sales upPhilippine Daily Inquirer
Guided holiday tour operator Trafalgar has announced that 80 percent of its 2013 Europe and Britain itinerary series are now definite, with over 3,100 departures for 2013—a result of over 20 percent worldwide sales increase (with 45 percent growth out of Asia).
The said sales increase follows the success of Trafalgar’s 2012 “Insider” rebranding, featuring more experiential products with unique insider experiences, which can be availed of in the Philippines via local partner Pan Pacific Travel Corporation.
What travelers want
According to Trafalgar Asia’s regional director, Nicholas Lim, the holiday packages that are leading its 2013 sales are Italy and Britain vacations. “We have listened to and created the product that today’s travelers want—a more authentic, local travel experience which we’ve delivered,” he says. “In fact, one can see it in our booking numbers within Singapore and the rest of Asia. In doing so, Trafalgar is transforming the perceptions of the tour category and successfully attracting new clientele as well as increasing repeat travelers.”
Lim adds: “We have now increased our bookings by 45 percent for the same period last year from the Asian region, and this demand is aided by a robust Asian economy and currencies, versus a weakened Euro and British pound, making Europe a much more affordable destination than ever before.”
Additionally, the third and final tier of Trafalgar’s enhanced 2013 Europe Early Payment series offers clients 5 percent off for savings of up to $750 per couple on summer holidays booked and paid in full by April 30.
Clients can combine the Early Payment with other brochure discounts, including 5 percent Past Guest or 5 percent Group Discounts, to save up to $1,450 per couple.
For more details on the Early Payment Discount and which trips are included, visit http://www.trafalgar.com/gsa/offers/special-offers/early-payment-discount-2013
(Trafalgar is the world’s leading guided holiday company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With some 65 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider’s view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain and Eastern Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, USA and Canada.)