Travel Counsellors has recorded one of its highest trading months of the last two years, trading above 2019 levels.
Sales over the last 28 days were 127% up on sales for the same period in 2019, pre-pandemic, the company said.
Leisure sales in the week commencing November 8 up 135% on the same week two years ago and corporate bookings were 87% up on 2019.
Most leisure bookings made in the last week were for January 2022 departures, led by the US, which accounts for 12% of all January sales. Spain also accounts for 12% of January bookings, followed by the United Arab Emirates, which makes up 9%.
Last-minute departures for December have also sold well, according to the homeworking travel agency group, with Lapland in Finland the number-one choice for families for Christmas.
Jim Eastwood, global sales director, said: “As consumer confidence continues to rise, the demand for holidays keeps growing week by week, and our trading figures are just a reflection of that resurgence.”
The company also reported a hike of 30% in the number of leisure customers using its Travel Counsellors in the last month. Eastwood said this showed “trusted travel advice” was “more important than ever” in the current trading environment.