The Global Travel Group reports record sales and leap in forward bookings
The Global Travel Group has reported double digit growth for overall sales across its 350 plus contingent of independent travel agents last month.
Forward bookings for 2018 are also up year on year by 18%.
Top performing destinations for 2017 so far include Spain with bookings up by 90% year on year, including the Balearics and Canary Islands, followed by Italy and a UK staycation seeing a 20 and 15% growth in sales respectively.
Bookings to Mauritius and the Indian Ocean are up by over 100% with the UAE securing 15% growth year on year to date.
The Global Travel Group’s managing director, Andy Stark said:
“It’s great news to see these results across the group. For those looking to secure a last minute get away this summer, or get a 2018 holiday secured this year, our agents are reporting some stand out deals to Spain and its islands.
“Here at Global we continue to invest in the range of back-office tools, technology, marketing materials and exclusive training opportunities available to our members to ensure the support we provide is unrivalled.”
The news comes soon after the consortium reported a 22% rise in new members opting to join the group over the past 12 months.