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Ben and Toni Rood from Not Just Travel on the trade's recovery and future

Not Just Travel's Ben and Toni Rood talk Lapland and Las Vegas, and look ahead to 2022/23.

In the past few weeks, we have seen vaccines rolling out across the UK, bringing optimism, hope and consumer confidence back to the economy. The Government have announced their intention that the whole UK will have had their first vaccination by September, an incredible effort by everyone involved and a cause for celebration.

The last year has been tough for the travel industry but there is now light ahead. In fact, at Not Just Travel we have seen strong sales, with people booking ahead for the autumn of 2021, through into new year 2022 and now even as far as 2023 – everyone’s starting to think about that dream trip they want to take – or the big family get together they have been missing. We have seen a huge spike in people booking to visit Lapland in 2021/22. It’s a dream bucket list family trip for so many people and with options like snow safari, a private meet and greet with Santa Claus himself, husky rides and the Northern Lights, it’s a really popular choice. We have been with Not Just Travel for nearly six years and we have seen our biggest commission month this month (Jan 2021) because of Lapland bookings – our biggest booking was for £23k. Obviously, a lot of people were faced with not being able to go on holiday to Lapland this year, but a large percentage of the people that booked with us, simply rebooked from 2020 to 2021. It goes to show just how popular it is as a destination, and just how much families are looking forward to going and creating some really magical memories together. It’s a great feeling to be able to give families something fantastic to look forward to.

Other popular destinations recently have been Santorini, Las Vegas, The Maldives and Thailand, with customers making full use of £0 and low deposits, low monthly payments and so many other great deals.


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