TTG’s latest Travel Agent Tracker has recorded its largest weekly increase in respondents making sales since the survey debuted two months ago, as the first sustained green shoots of recovery blossomed last week.
Nearly three in five (58%) of respondents made a sale or took a new booking in the week to 19 June (Week 11) – up 11% on Week 10 (47%), and up from less than a third when the survey was launched back in mid-April.
The average weekly increase in respondents’ reports of sales over the past 10 weeks has been around 3%, with the greatest spike previously coming in at +10%.
For the second week in succession, the number of respondents reporting new enquiries remained above 75%, while the tracker’s new pricing bands revealed 38% of respondents closed sales during Week 11 worth in excess of £1,000 per head.
"There is a massive amount of interest; clients are in the starting blocks, just waiting for the pistol," said one respondent. Another added: "Things seem to be turning the corner now as enquiries and bookings are up."