New team will offer holidays within eight weeks of enquiry
Kuoni has launched a late sales concierge service, with a team of travel specialists dedicated to getting people away within eight-weeks of an enquiry.
The team will focus on destinations that have a travel corridor with the UK, such as the Maldives, Seychelles as well as the Caribbean islands of Antigua, Saint Lucia and Barbados.
Kuoni’s lates team will know about PCR tests, insurance, necessary paperwork and availability.
Derek Jones said: “In a normal year, most of our holidays are booked further in advance but we’re operating in a very different market now so we need to be ready to respond. We have two types of customers at the moment – those who want to plan ahead to travel later next year or even the year after – and those who want to talk to us about getting away much sooner. They will look at the travel corridors, are prepared to pay for tests and do whatever it takes to get away.
“We’re expecting that the late travel market over the winter months is going to get much busier – so this is about helping customers through the maze. Travel isn’t as simple and booking, packing and off you go. There are a few hoops to jump through – but it’s our job to make it simple for people and that’s what our new team is in place to do.”
More about new late travel offers from Kuoni can be found here https://www.kuoni.co.uk/offers/last-minute-offers
Sample offers include:
January late offer – Maldives
Kurumba Maldives, staying in a superior room for10 nights on a bed & breakfast, from £2,279 per person departing 12 and 19 January 2021 with direct flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow
Departing soon – Maldives
Dhigali Maldives, staying in a Beach Bungalow for six nights, all-inclusive from £2,799 per person, departing on 15 December 2020. Save up to 50% plus FREE seaplane transfer. Flights based on direct Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow
Christmas escape – Barbados
Sugar Bay Barbados, staying in a Signature Room for seven nights, all-inclusive from £2,849 per person departing 23 December 2020. Save up to 30% Flights based on British Airways from London Gatwick