Trailfinders hails high street as sales rise

Trailfinders hails high street as sales rise

Trailfinders policy of supporting high street travel outlets over the internet has seen annual turnover rise by almost £20 million.

The long haul specialist achieved record sales of £584 million in the year to February 28 against £566 million a year earlier.

Pre-tax profits declined slightly from £30 million to £28.4 million because of currency fluctuations and low interest rates.

Managing director Tony Russell told the Mail on Sunday: “We are particularly pleased with the performance of our core markets, which are the US and Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

“America is still a place everyone wants to go.”

More fly-drive options meant South African holidays had sold well and business in Thailand had picked up.

Trailfinders also plans to open its 30th shop.

Russell said: “It’s very much a statement of intent. Our ethos is about a value proposition, which the internet can’t do. We believe in bricks and mortar instead.”


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