Travel Counsellors says it has broken its all-time sales record, surpassing £5 million in a single day for the first time and seeing an 11 per cent year-on-year increase in corporate sales.
The company’s corporate travel arm, Travel Counsellors for Business, boosted January’s sales, growing 65 per cent on the previous month and 11 per cent on the same period last year.
Travel Counsellors says January was one of its best ever months for corporate sales at £15.2 million – second only to October 2018.
As a whole, the company saw a 15 per cent rise in sales on the same period last year to £82 million. Six of its top ten sales days were achieved in January, with record levels of business going through its in-house, bespoke booking platform Phenix.
CEO Steve Byrne said: “We are pleased with the record-breaking results in January, which is down to the hard work, commitment and care shown by our travel counsellors and support team colleagues across the globe. We are committed to building a community and platform that enables our corporate travel business owners to realise their full potential. I am pleased that in January as always, that community, which spans seven countries, has helped so many travel counsellors scale their business further and do amazing things for their clients.
“It’s a great start to the year for Travel Counsellors and we’ll continue to ensure that we are supporting the growth of our corporate travel offering by focussing on creating great customer experiences and putting people and technology at the heart of everything we do.”
The news follows a ‘record year’ for Travel Counsellors in 2018, when the company surpassed £600 million for the first time since its launch in 1994.