Trafalgar guarantees 2018 Discoveries
TRAFALGAR marked the launch of its 2018 Europe & Britain brochure in Sydney last night with over 100 top-selling travel partners from around the country by announcing it has guaranteed the departure of its 16 Discoveries multi-destination itineraries and has ramped up its City Explorers program.
Firming up the departure dates of the Discoveries program comes as Trafalgar enjoyed a robust 24% year-on-year increase in bookings to Europe & Britain in 2017 from Aussie agents, a result global ceo Gavin Tollman referred to as “extraordinarily successful”. Speaking exclusively with Travel
Daily yesterday, Tollman said the “outstanding” sales growth was driven by “joint collaboration and companionship” with its partners, its pledge for 100% transparency through its Feefo reviews and vast product line-up.
Aimed at making bookings seamless and “avoiding confusion of fly free promotions”, Trafalgar is offering a $699 return Economy class airfare for its entire range of 97 Europe & Britain itineraries.
Tollman said a key focus in 2018 for Trafalgar would be continuing to put its agents first.
Recently, The Travel Corporation- owned company introduced online technology that enables agents to book itineraries & flights at the same time.
“To our agent partners, if you want to see success, sell more Trafalgar and what you are doing is creating not only a foundation for your near-term, mid-term, but your long-term success because this is just the beginning of the journey,” he commented. Tollman exclusively revealed to
TD that next year’s destination for its Acclaim event for Trafalgar’s 38 highest sellers would be in the French Riviera over eight nights.
And as a sign of further confidence in its product for agents, Trafalgar has locked in all 29 trips from its 2017/18 Autumn, Winter, Spring departures to Europe and Britain, along with its Hawaii 2018 program.
Tollman (centre) is pictured at last night’s soiree at Bistro Guillaume Sydney, flanked by Travel Corporation Australia ceo John Veitch & Trafalgar Australia md Matthew Cameron-Smith.