Business travel is well and truly back on the agenda as Travel Counsellors, one of the UK’s leading independent travel companies, has reported bumper corporate transactions, with sales for the new financial year (November-December) up by 52 per cent on pre pandemic levels (2019).
Furthermore, corporate sales are 73 per cent up compared to the same period for the previous year (2021), showing that business travellers are continuing to put their trust in Travel Counsellors for business travel bookings.
With 1,542 corporate bookings made last week alone, Travel Counsellors are outperforming 2019 in all markets. The company is also seeing a 20 per cent increase in new account openings compared to 2019 and as a result are investing in growing its direct sales to focus on new client acquisition in the SME sector.
Kieran Hartwell, managing director, corporate, at Travel Counsellors, said: “We are thrilled to see such a rapid pick up in corporate bookings throughout 2022, with sales for the full financial year up by 23 per cent overall compared to 2019 levels. These strong results are a reflection of the care and trusted travel advice that all our Travel Counsellors give to their corporate customers, and we can be positive and optimistic for our continued corporate growth as we go into 2023. This is further reflected in the positive results from our corporate client surveys.”
Travel Counsellors most recent corporate client survey in October 2022** demonstrated that 95% of corporate clients were satisfied with the service they were receiving, with 94% stating that they would recommend Travel Counsellors for Business. These positive results demonstrate the care and focus shown by Travel Counsellors to its business clients.