Newmarket Holidays Reports 80% Increase In Long Haul Agent Sales Compared To 2019 - TravelMole

Newmarket Holidays Reports 80% Increase In Long Haul Agent Sales Compared To 2019

Friday, Jun 24, 2022 0


Escorted tour specialist Newmarket Holidays has seen trade bookings for long haul travel rise by 80% for the year to date, compared to 2019 levels.


Commenting on the growth, the company praised the support of travel agents who, it says, have shown their ability to give confidence to travellers, despite the uncertainties of the past two years.


Richard Forde, Head of Trade Sales said, “We are delighted with the year so far and agents have played a big part in bringing confidence back to our customers, especially when it comes to big-ticket long haul adventures.


“Our ‘Dream It. See It. Share It.’ campaign, which gives up to 15% off holidays booked before 31 July, has been a successful sales tool for our agent partners, and we’re really excited to see them continue to benefit from it over the summer.”


Stand out tours from the year so far have included a tour of Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, a traditional big five safari tour in South Africa, and a wildlife and culture trip through Kenya’s famous East & West Tsavo parks.


Bonface Muriithi, a tour manager who was born and raised on the slopes of Mount Kenya, says travellers are attracted to the small-group format of Newmarket Holidays tours. He said, “Guests are looking for unforgettable experiences, and escorted tours allow them to meet people and explore cultures in a way that’s harder for them to do when travelling alone.”


Three tours that have helped Newmarket Holidays achieve record long haul sales:


Kenya Grand Safari & Beach was a 14-day tour through the savannah and scrubland of Tsavo West National Park, and then into Tsavo East to discover giant elephant herds. Bonface Muritihi, who led the tour in June, said: “This wasn’t just a wildlife tour. Guests met tea farmers at family-owned plantations, crossed the equator, and visited a village to learn more about local culture,”


Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands was a 17-day adventure that took place at the same time as June’s Festival of Light in Cusco, and visited the lost city of Machu Picchu, as well as Peru’s capital, Lima; the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital, Cusco,


On Safari in South Africa, was a 10-day tour including games drives and bush walks and staying at the Sebatana Lodge, which has its own private game reserve. Lucy Alborough, Sales and Service Manager said: “Our knowledgeable guides made all the difference, and with their help we managed to see all the ‘Big Five’,”

Learn more about Newmarket Holidays

Most Read

Lebua Hotel & Resorts: Rajan Khurana on Hospitality and Bangkok’s Charms

Sustainable Tourism and Growth: Insights from Chiravadee Khunsub from Tourism Authority of Thailand

Revolutionizing Travel: SmartSIM USA’s Dale Takio Unveils the Power of E Sims

TravelMole Interview with Hishan Singhawansa, Deputy CEO of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka

Unveiling the Essence of Magari Tours: A Dive into Authentic Italian Experiences

Florida’s Tourism Boom: Dana Young Analyzes Surge in UK Visitors

Elliott Ferguson’s Vision: Elevating Washington DC’s Global Appeal

Empowering Travel Agents and Tour Operators: A Conversation with Go Nexus Group President

Expedia TAAP incorporates AI for their 100,000 registered agents

Travefy CEO & Founder Talks About Their Itinerary Management For Travel Professionals

MMGY’s Jonathan Sloan: A Tale of Triumph Amidst Adversity

Unlocking Opportunities: Viator Empowers Travel Agents with Innovative Tools and Expansive Offerings

Our emails to you has bounced Or You can change your email from your profile Setting Section

Your region selection will be saved in your cookie for future visits. Please enable your cookie for so this dialog box will not come up again.

Price Based Country test mode enabled for testing United States (US). You should do tests on private browsing mode. Browse in private with Firefox, Chrome and Safari