A Report from InteleTravel data shows total year-to-date sales for 2022 which have reached $400 million as of July, surpassing last year’s record which was $300 million. This record reflects a 55% rise in overall sales in 2021 and an 88% increase over pre-pandemic sales in 2019, both of which were record-breakers for InteleTravel.
James Ferrara, President, and Co-founder of InteleTravel remarked, “InteleTravel’s record-breaking results again this year are a testament to the resilience and surging wanderlust of travelers post-pandemic, and the power of our unique model selling travel through the personal relationships of home-based independent advisors. Other travel sellers are simply not seeing this magnitude of growth over 2019.”
This year, land-based business is soaring, outperforming totals for the whole year by 41 %, representing a phenomenal 170 % growth above 2019 volumes. So far, Apple Leisure Group Vacations, Vacation Express, Delta Vacations, and American Airlines Vacations have been the top land-based sales partners and preferred package providers for 2022.
Premium and luxury cruise sales have already outpaced sales for the entire year by 39 %. Azamara, Regent Seven Seas, Viking, Virgin Voyages, and Windstar are among this year’s top partners and preferred suppliers in the premium and luxury cruise market.
So far in 2022, the top locations booked by customers through InteleTravel’s U.S. network of independent travel advisers are Jamaica, Cancun, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Florida, Las Vegas, Europe, California, and Asia.
“We are having another record-breaking year, the second coming out of the pandemic,” remarked Dave Spinelli, InteleTravel’s Vice President of Industry Relations. “For sure, our leisure travel growth is driven by land vacations as opposed to cruising. At this time last year, we expected the cruise industry to bounce back with a vengeance. For us at least, that hasn’t happened. But, for 2022, as in 2021, our packaged land vacations business is up significantly.”