Chief Executive Joe Araullo
February 2012 has been an outstanding month for TravelManagers with several records being exceeded including their best ever trading month since they began in 2005.
TravelManagers initially reported consecutive record sales weeks but ended up having three consecutive best ever sales weeks i.e. 05 11 February, 12 18 February and 19 25 February. Joe Araullo, Chief Executive of TravelManagers says the records didnt stop there but kept falling.
Its been incredible, February 2012 was TravelManagers highest ever sales for BSP, sales of Qantas Airways and for Cruising.
Araullo says a major factor to TravelManagers record Qantas Airways sales was the airlines Valentines Day two for one Business Class sale.
Araullo says it makes sense that as a result of this February 2012 has also delivered their highest ever commission to TravelManagers personal travel manager network.
Our personal travel manager sales for February 2012 compared to February 2011 are increased by 56 per cent and commissions are up 58 per cent. Pleasingly commission growth outstripped sales growth by two percentage points so we have a number of very happy personal travel managers out there!
TravelManagers February 2012 growth in sales compared to February 2011 sales per travel segment are:
BSP i.e. total airline sales: +61%
Total cruise sales: +105%
Total car rental sales: +19%
Total travel insurance: +39%
Total holiday packages: +34%
Total touring holidays: +89%
Total rail sales: +29%
Araullo says the growth in all segments, except touring, was on top of solid growth in February 2011 over February 2010 and even without growth in 2011, this years growth in touring was from a significant base.
APT was one of the companies to benefit strongly from TravelManagers strong February. National Sales Manager Susan Haberle says to achieve 99 per cent sales off a strong base is an impressive feat.
We couldnt be happier with TravelManagers results over the past 12 months. We thought last years sales were strong but to effectively almost double that is outstanding.
The distribution of sales values by destination are:
South West Pacific: 7%
TravelManagers top three destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia and USA) comprised 69 per cent of TravelManagers sales value.
Araullo says a significant number of their personal travel managers experienced double digit growth year on year with ten personal travel managers reaching triple digit growth.
These figures are outstanding and an absolute credit to our personal travel managers. They are knowledgeable and skilled new-age facilitators designing and booking varied travel arrangements utilizing modern technology not dissimilar to that used by online travel agents. When you get a tangible number of personal travel managers significantly increasing their sales and growing their commissions at an even faster rate, you know the personal travel manager model not only works but why it is growing in popularity.
Araullo says potential recruits should be encouraged by the results reported and hugely confident in the viability and durability of the business model.
The personal travel manager business model is an increasingly important part of todays travel distribution system and it is only going to grow from strength to strength.
Araullo says TravelManagers stands by its offer of the best financial reward, most comprehensive personal travel manager support in this market.
In addition to this our technology is specifically designed for the business model enabling its personal travel managers 24/7 access allowing them the ability to work unrestricted at any time of their choosing.
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Source = TravelManagers Australia