The Travel Corporation (TTC), announces a sharp increase in interest for travel to vaccinated travel lane (VTL) destinations from 2021 until next year. TTC reported a whopping 204% increase in enquiries, with a 30% successful conversion rate to confirmed bookings.
Nicholas Lim, Asia CEO of TTC, said: “The gradual expansion of the VTL scheme brings a renewed sense of hope to the beleaguered travel and tourism industry. In recent weeks, some of these destinations have experienced a rise in the number of cases or have abruptly gone into lockdowns, but what our figures demonstrate is that Singapore travellers are very much willing to travel again. We are thankful that they are placing their trust in us, and rest assured that we will always have their health, safety and enjoyment as our utmost priority.”
Among hundreds of available itineraries, travellers from Singapore are increasingly interested in TRAFALGAR’s Spanish Wonder (Madrid and Barcelona), German Christmas Markets and Swiss Delight itineraries, leaning towards 7 to 10-day trip durations. The steadfast trust in TTC’s services is also reflected in the increase in uptake for 2022 travels, particularly during Spring (April and May) and Autumn (September).
Travellers are also hopeful to travel in non-VTL destinations, with 2022 bookings to Portugal, Turkey and Scandinavian countries.
The desire to travel also cuts across all ages. TTC reported that guests come from a variety of backgrounds, from couples below 60s to small groups such as families with children who are looking into June and December trips, and friends who want to travel together in Central Europe. Older couples are also looking into the relaxing Uniworld River Cruises itineraries, while couples and friends aged between 40s to 60s are booking on coach brands.
Nick added: “Booking far in advance gives guests something to look forward to, but we also know that their plans can change. As such, TTC offers free cancellation and booking changes, so they are at ease when they decide to book a trip with us.”
Moreover, guests are guaranteed to have a peace of mind when travelling with the brands under TTC because of its trustworthy on-road team comprised of the driver, Travel Director with local knowledge and a Wellbeing Director, who will ensure a seamless and safe journey for everyone. TTC has also updated its vaccination policy, requiring all guests to be fully vaccinated for guests’ peace of mind. Establishments and locations to be visited are also checked to ensure that they comply with local health and safety protocols.