Leading escorted tour operator, Titan Travel, reveals its UK Short Breaks and European River Cruises as its best-selling tours for new bookings during the lockdown period.
- Titan’s bestselling tour during lockdown: North Wales Short Break
- Lockdown spike for UK holidays and European River Cruises
- Long-haul adventures increase in demand for 2021
Despite the challenging trading conditions, Titan continued to receive enquiries and new bookings for future holidays during the first three months of lockdown and noticed a particular shift in holiday trends. Before lockdown, Titan’s inspirational long-haul product including North America, Asia and Africa were amongst its most booked tours. This quickly changed between 01 April and 01 July as Titan’s UK Short Breaks and European River Cruises received a spike in new bookings.
Andy Squirrell, Managing Director Titan Travel, comments, “It was hugely uplifting to see new bookings coming in throughout the lockdown period and most interesting to see the types of holidays being booked. For the first time in Titan history, our UK tours were outselling our worldwide tours as the demand for domestic and no-fly holidays surged between April and July.
“As international travel slowly begins to resume we’re seeing more interest flood in for our long-haul holidays, and expect this to continue as the year goes on. Many travellers have already transferred their 2020 holiday to next year with Canada, the USA and Asia booking particularly well for 2021. We advise travellers looking to explore the world again next year to book early whilst availability lasts.”
From Cornwall to Cambridge, Norfolk to Durham, Titan’s collection of UK Short Breaks tours showcase the very best of the British Isles. Filled with rolling hills and breath-taking landscapes, Titan’s North Wales Short Break generated the most new bookings during lockdown, followed closely by its Norfolk Short Break and Cornwall Short Break.
Titan Travel (08082 391 428, titantravel.co.uk) offers a 5-day ‘North Wales Short Break‘, escorted tour, from £769 per person. The holiday includes four nights hotel accommodation, eightmeals and three excursions including a visit to Snowdon Mountain Railway Estate and Penrhyn Castle. The price also includes Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service, services of a Titan tour manager and porterage. Based on departures 29 July 2021. Call or book online. https://www.titantravel.co.uk/destinations/uk/north-wales-short-break
With smaller on-board capacity and no-fly options available, it’s little surprise that Titan’s European River Cruises were also high in demand during the lockdown period. Titan’s Tulips and Windmills tour brought in the most new bookings for 2021 departures, followed by Melodies of the Danube and The Enchanting River Douro.
Titan Travel (08082 391 428, titantravel.co.uk) offers a 8-day ‘Melodies of the Danube‘ river cruise from £1,599 per person. The tour includes seven nights’ aboard MS Serenade 1 or MS River Discovery II,20 meals and three excursions. The price also includes Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service, services of a Titan Cruise Director and Tour Manager, gala dinner and return international flights from London Heathrow with British Airways. Based on departures 11 August 2021. Call or book online.https://www.titantravel.co.uk/destinations/europe/melodies-of-the-danube
Lockdown bookings weren’t exclusively reserved to UK and European breaks with many of Titan’s worldwide tours also being booked early for 2021 getaways. Titan’s South African Tracks of Africa was most in demand followed by California and the Golden West, Deluxe Alaskan Voyage and Titan’s Grand Tour of South America.
Titan Travel (08082 391 428, www.titantravel.co.uk) offers a 17-day ‘Tracks of Africa’ escorted tour from £4,999 per person. The tour includes 12 nights’ hotel accommodation, 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail,24 meals, and 11 excursions. The price also includes Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service, services of a local Titan tour manager and return international flights from London Heathrow. Based on departures 14 March 2021. Call, or book online.
About Titan Travel
Titan has 40 years of experience creating unforgettable travel moments, with more than 200 itineraries sprawling 70 countries and six continents.
As one of the UK’s leading escorted holiday specialists, Titan has been decorated with a number of industry awards, including the British Travel Awards, Telegraph Travel Awards, Travel Weekly’s Globe Travel Awards and, as of February 2019, has been endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Institute and its readers.
Titan holidays are only on sale in the UK and Republic of Ireland and are all UK originating enabling them to be carefully and imaginatively crafted for the British holidaymaker.
Those who book with Titan will benefit from a number of its core policies including its Price Promise that protects early bookers by guaranteeing travellers the best price from the moment their deposit is paid. If Titan reduces the price after a booking has been made, it will contact customers to refund the difference in cash.
Customers can also choose to fly from their most convenient airport and still enjoy the same award-winning VIP door-to-door transfer service, free of charge. Titan offers regional flights for customers in northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
To help holidaymakers book with confidence amid COVID-19, Titan offers a £49 Flexi-Deposit on all bookings made by 30 September 2020 that allows travellers to amend their tour or departure date at no extra fee should their plans or circumstances change post booking. Similarly, Titan’s Peace of Mind policy has been introduced for bookings due to depart by the end of October 2020 where travellers can postpone or transfer onto another holiday from January 2021, subject to availability, with no cancellation or amendment fee.