Phenomenal demand for Europe through travel agents does not look like abating any time soon, according to a specialist in the market.
Jay Soysa, product and reservations manager of Orton International, says that while this is obviously pleasing another ongoing trend continues to add pressure on the trade.
Niche wholesaler Francis Travel Marketing is open to opportunities and not ruling out further expansion, says managing director Tony Smith.
FTM’s latest acquisition was Fathom Asia in February this year, following the purchase of Europe specialist Orton International last year.
FTM has long been a cruise GSA (general sales agent) and representative and in 2011 picked up AIM Holidays – which specialises in shows, events, sports and packages in Australia and the United States.