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Travel Counsellors UAE smashes sales record

DUBAI, December 8, 2021

Travel Counsellors UAE are celebrating after smashing the company’s sales records, ending their financial year (Nov '20-Oct '21) with sales of over AED55 million ($15 million), up 26 per cent on their previous highest sales year in 2019.
 
With March 2021 delivering the highest figure achieved in a month, with AED7.4 million of sales, the month also saw the first occasion where one of the company’s business owners achieved over AED1 million of individual sales in a single month, with Sarah Paterson achieving AED1.2 million in sales. 
 
The news comes as Paterson also achieved the company's Gold status for the first time, joining Adele Engelbrecht and Sarah Pickford, who also hold this accolade in the UAE.
 
The company, which now has over 65 independent franchisees running their own corporate and leisure travel businesses in the UAE, reported that record levels of bookings were sourced through the company’s in-house booking platform, Phenix, with over half of the company’s travel itineraries created in the platform over the last year.
 
Travel Counsellors UAE General Manager Holly McCann said: “These incredible results are due to the hard work, dedication, commitment and unconditional care for customers that our business owners and support team have delivered, despite the challenging backdrop of a global pandemic. Our counsellors are perfectly placed to support, advise and guide customers through the complexities surrounding international travel, as consumer confidence continues to rise.” 
 
She continued: “Over the past 12 months alone, our counsellors have attracted more than 2,000 new customers and I believe this shows not only the strong desire for customers to travel, but that trusted travel advice is now more important than ever.”
 
Travel Counsellors Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood said: “As the demand for travel continues to rise, we are thrilled that Travel Counsellors UAE are celebrating their most successful year ever, and to do so against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic is truly phenomenal! I would like to congratulate all of the colleagues and travel counsellors across the UAE on this fantastic result.”
 
He added: “Globally, we are seeing an influx of bookings, with many for December 2021 and January 2022 departures. ‘Instant travel’ is becoming a major trend, with people wanting to know ‘can they go now’, ‘can they go safely’ and ‘can they go quickly?’ As complexity around international travel persists, the demand for support from a trusted travel advisor continues to increase.”-TradeArabia News Service



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