Travel Counsellors has reported a sharp rise in corporate sales for September.
The travel management company saw sales up 14 per cent internationally and 12 per cent in the UK year-on-year.
The company’s most successful sales day in September was the 16th with global sales of over £2.6 million, the 6th best day for sales in its 22-year history.
UK MD Kirsten Hughes said business confidence has improved following concerns in the summer over Brexit and terror attacks.
“There is no denying the benefits of business travel in terms of winning new business, driving sales, and building strong fruitful relationships – as such, many companies have put corporate travel firmly back on their map,” said Hughes.
Research of more than 2,000 travellers commissioned by Travel Counsellors supports the fact that travel continues despite recent global events. Over half surveyed said that nothing has changed post-Brexit in the way they book travel, and only 6 per cent stated that they would be less likely to book. The threat of terrorism would only make 8 per cent less likely to book travel, with 33 per cent reporting that this doesn’t change anything in the way they book their travel.
September bookings reveal the most common countries for corporate travellers to visit are UK, USA, South Africa, Germany and France. At a city-level, London, New York, Johannesburg and Paris are business travel hotspots.
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