Personal travel consultants in partnership with Blue Bay Travel had a bumper week of deals after the government announced it was relaxing Covid-19 testing requirements for travellers.

From January 6-12, 2022, after removing pre-departure testing and switching from a day 2 PCR to a cheaper lateral flow test, bookings increased by 65% ​​compared to the same period the previous week .

The peak day for bookings that week was Tuesday, January 11, when a personal travel adviser (PTC) single-handedly racked up £105,000 in revenue.

Sixty percent of PTC sales were generated by Blue Bay Travel, allowing home-based workers to take advantage of the quality leads available to them, while booking vacations through their own leads at the higher commission rate. raised.

Summer 2022 departures dominated, accounting for 62% of bookings made between January 6 and 12, while 22% were for last-minute getaways.

The Dominican Republic, the Maldives and Turkey were the best-selling destinations for working from home, and the average booking value was a respectable £4,529.

Abbie Heaton, Head of Sales for The Personal Travel Consultants in partnership with Blue Bay Travel, said: “The government announcement last week sparked a surge in demand for our Personal Travel Consultants and we are delighted with the buzz, of the excitement and bookings it has generated. .”

“Bookings and inquiries have been coming in massively and quickly and agents have found that being available to customers outside of traditional working hours has really paid off as the peak hour for bookings during last week was 5 p.m., when most retail agents finish for the day.”

A member of The Midcounties Co-operative Travel Consortium, all holidays sold by The Personal Travel Consultants in partnership with Blue Bay Travel are bound by ABTA and ATOL.