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Outbound Travel Trends revealed by Travel Counsellors


Travel Counsellors UAE has revealed its top outbound travel trends for 2017, providing insight into the key booking patterns and destination preferences of its customers.

Halal tourism and accessible travel have been identified as key growth markets, while Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka are two destinations proving popular with UAE travellers.

The recently concluded ‘My Travel Counsellors’ conference in Dubai revealed insights and talked about how the company’s highly relational business model, has contributed to a 32% surge in repeat bookings year-on-year.

The company has also experienced a 35% increase in sales for the past three months compared to 2016, disclosed Travel Counsellors UAE Manager Maggie Bootsman.

“Not only are more UAE residents travelling, but they are visiting first-time destinations and seeking niche products and our team of Travel Counsellors are fulfilling specific travel requirements whether they be cultural, religious or otherwise,” said Bootsman.

Since January 2017, 16 new travel professionals have joined Travel Counsellors UAE, taking the total number of Travel Counsellors to 45.