Post-Election Travel Bookings Surge
So, now that the election is over, what might that mean for the travel industry?
Answer? Post-election travel bookings are surging and many travel suppliers are seeing record bookings!
Let me give you a few examples:
- Roaming Boomers Travel Services – November is generally one of the more lackluster months for booking travel. Folks generally have their holiday travel plans booked, and they’re busy thinking about the coming holidays. However, as of yesterday, our travel agency’s bookings are up over 250% from this time last year. Now, certainly some of that is the result of fundamental growth in our business, but I wouldn’t expect that large of an uptick in November. Therefore, it seems, with the election behind us, folks are ready to start traveling in earnest.
- Crystal Cruises – just yesterday, Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, was interviewed on one of the business news channels. She commented that Crystal Cruises is “very bullish” about the future and stated that they are seeing “record bookings after the election”.
- Viking Ocean Cruises – yesterday, we had a client call who wanted to book two staterooms on a Caribbean Viking Ocean Cruise in late-February. We called Viking and we were totally blown away to learn that Viking is completely sold out in the Caribbean for 2017. There wasn’t one stateroom left! Our back-channel Viking contact was blown away as well.
Moral to the Story
It has become quite clear that travel bookings are seeing a large surge after the election and that folks are booking their 2017 travel plans earlier this year. Therefore, if you plan to check off another destination on your bucket list for 2017, we highly recommend that you get started right now.
To get an early start on your 2017 travel plans, call our travel agency office at (480) 550-1235, or use our convenient online information request (click here) and we’ll reach out to you.
If you’re uncertain about your travel plans for 2017, explore our travel dreams website by clicking here.
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