Not Just Travel homeworkers and franchisees sent five commission records tumbling last month, while also reporting a significant surge in last-minute bookings.
The company’s agents broke Not Just Travel’s records for highest commission payout, highest average commission payout, highest number of people earning more than £5,000 a month and £3,000 a month, and highest total number of payouts.
According to Not Just Travel, sales were driven by a 20% surge in last-minute bookings ahead of peak season, with the US, Canada, Australia and the Maldives proving particularly popular.
It also stressed with the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, people were now “looking beyond Europe” and picking up “great deals”.
Steve Witt, co-founder of Not Just Travel and The Travel Franchise, said: “We’ve seen a rise in last-minute bookings recently – 20% more than we were expecting. We believe it’s due to the earlier caution people had about Brexit. We are seeing better deals than we have seen for a long time.”
Witt added holidaymakers were increasingly valuing “competitively-priced, concierge-style” service from agents, allowing them to secure bookings with “time-poor customers”.
The Bournemouth-based company recently bolstered its senior management team with the appointment a new managing director, Annabel Wathen, and head of sales and training, David Pope.