THIS year will be another big one for cruise sales, TravelManagers Cruise Product Manager Lia Malone is forecasting, particularly due to the ongoing growth in the number of new ships visiting Australian waters.
The travel agency network experienced a 46% increase in average consumer holiday spend last year versus 2019.
TravelManagers believes this upward trend will continue, with Malone pointing out the network’s personal travel mangers (PTMs) are some of the most experienced and high-achieving cruise consultants in Australia.
“Three PTMs have been named as finalists for the CLIA Home-Based/Mobile Agent of the year, including Rose Febo, who is also a finalist for Cruise Month Promotion of the Year, and “Agency/Agent Cruise Promotion of the Year,” she said.
“PTMs Tanya Barker and Jo Patton were recognised as top sellers for Virgin Voyages and were rewarded with an opportunity to meet with Richard Branson prior to Resilient Lady’s inaugural cruise from Melbourne.”
TravelManagers is entering the year with a sense of high expectation, with the company eager to build on 2023’s achievements.