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TravelManagers celebrates best-ever trading month as it eyes record first quarter

Christian Fleetwood

Christian Fleetwood

TravelManagers has recorded its best-ever trading month in February, with executive general manager Michael Gazal (pictured above) predicting a record first quarter for the company.

Gazal described TravelManagers’ February results as very pleasing, and an excellent start to 2019 for the company – a subsidiary of House of Travel – adding that it marks a definite step towards its “biggest and best year yet”.

“[T]here’s every chance that we will maintain this momentum,” he said.

Several sectors reportedly contributed toTravelManagers’ strong sales figures for February, including escorted coach touring and adventure travel, which have experienced growth of 45 per cent and 61 per cent respectively.

“These are segments in which personal travel managers [PTMs] demonstrably add value to their clients’ holidays, offering expertise in helping to choose the best operators and products to match their needs and expectations, and constructing individually-tailored itineraries around these experiences,” Gazal said.

TravelManagers’ hot destinations for 2019 include the Middle East and Asia, with Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives also experiencing significant levels of growth compared with last year.

“The Caribbean is another up-and-coming destination,” Gazal said. “Although passenger numbers for this part of the world are still relatively small when compared with more mainstream destinations such as Europe and the South Pacific, in percentage terms they have increased dramatically year on year.”

“The secret to our success is no real secret. It stems from a relentless dedication to excellence from every corner of the TravelManagers business. Great service means happy clients, and happy clients will come back time and again.”

TravelManagers has more than 560 PTMs across Australia, with representation in every state and territory throughout the country.

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