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Colletts Travel experiences rush to book last-minute luxury Summer holidays

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Colletts Travel reports a 30% increase in last-minute summer bookings, driven by competitive deals in popular destinations and a shift towards spontaneous, luxury travel.

LONDON – Colletts Travel, part of Global Travel Collection, has reported high demand for last-minute summer trips, with sales up 30% for departures over the summer months compared with the same period last year.

The increase in bookings is driven by a combination of factors, including competitive pricing and exclusive packages in popular summer destinations such as Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy, the Maldives, South Africa, Thailand, and Dubai. There is also sustained interest in the Caribbean even during the low-season summer months, as clients seek out value-for-money deals, with a strong emphasis on family travel.

“We are significantly up from last year when looking at our summer bookings and this shows the eagerness of clients who want to make the most of their summer holidays,” said Jennifer Hartnett, Head of Tour Operations and Contracting at Colletts Travel. “All-inclusive resorts in Greece and the Balearic Islands are expected to sell out quickly this summer. Touring in South America has also proven popular, with itineraries including the Amazon and Galapagos.”

Colletts Travel has seen a noticeable shift from ticking off bucket list trips to more spontaneous, live-for-the-moment experiences. Luxury clients are prioritising immediacy and flexibility in their travel plans, seeking unique and personalised experiences rather than waiting for the perfect moment to fulfil long-held travel ambitions.

“Using an independent travel advisor, clients can book spontaneous getaways with peace of mind, leaving the experts to get them the best deals and create bespoke packages to suit them,” added Francesca Mendola, VP, Global Travel Collection. “We pride ourselves on securing the best contracts and our contracting team works diligently to ensure our independent travel advisors can deliver exceptional travel experiences that meet every client’s needs and preferences.”

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