Beverley Chamber Zoom Meetings promote Working Together
7th April 2021
Two local independent travel businesses based in Beverley – Amanda McConnell of Travel Counsellors and Karl Douglas of Beverley Travel both Chamber of Trade member's took the opportunity to come together to obtain valuable feedback on people's feelings about holidays, and the ways you can book them.
It was reassuring to hear that members had received very positive experiences from both businesses in terms of having had bookings amended, and clients repatriated, due to the pandemic. This is a huge testament to the level of care and service provided by both agents. It was useful to understand there are mixed views towards travel with some preference for staycations for 2021, whilst others just can’t wait to get on a plane.
Interestingly 2022/2023 presented opportunities for more exotic, luxurious and adventurous itineraries with a desire to get some bucket list events booked.
Many felt they needed to feel confidence in terms of the safety of travel and the protocols – at the airport/on the flight/in the resort – and there is a perception that certain countries inspire a greater confidence over others.
It was reassuring to learn of the more flexible booking conditions available with many tour operators enabling clients to be able to amend their holiday if they no longer feel comfortable with the arrangements, and a reminder of the benefits of booking a package holiday provides in terms of refunds.
In conclusion, it would be fair to say that a return to travel is a definite, and the service and reliability of these two local travel agencies is certain, and we are all looking forward to making some wonderful memories on holiday as soon as we can.
As we look to move out of lockdown Businesses look for feedback to allow them to make key crucial decisions and rely on constructive feedback. The network of Businesses involved with the Chamber of Trade is ideal for this with businesses based in and around Beverley providing the opportunity to gain such vital information.
The Chamber encourages businesses to work together and grow together for a successful future going forward.
© Beverley & District Chamber of Trade 2021.
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