Just Sunshine has issued its 2014 brochure and announced at WTM that it will be featuring departures from Bristol for the first time.
The operator’s managing director, Can Deniz, said: “Bristol has a big catchment area which is the main reason why we decided to include it in our programme, as well as primary research with travel agents in the catchment area, which revealed positive feedback.”
The operator, which sells approximately 65% of its programme to Tunisia and 35% to Turkey, reports that increasing numbers of agents are booking package holidays.
Deniz said: “All our packages include both luggage allowance and transfers and we are currently offering discounts of up to £200 per booking which runs until the end of March at selected hotels in both destinations. We also offer a low deposit of £50 and urge agents to encourage their clients to take advantage of these offers.
“We are keen to work with more agents and support them in a variety of ways – from roadshows and fam trips, of which we take about 150 agents a year to either Turkey or Tunisia. We also run regular incentives throughout the year including vouchers for bookings, holiday competitions or places on fam trips.”
In Turkey, the operator is keen to offer agents something different to sell to their customers. Alongside offering gulet cruises and twin-centre hotels, the company has introduced both new resorts including Kas and Kalkan, and the option to stay in villas with pools.
Deniz said: “Both Tunisia and Turkey are popular with families and at our own hotels we offer a ‘kids stay free’ option when sharing their parents’ room. On certain departure dates we also offer tours of Tunisia.
“Looking forward to 2015 we are considering expanding to include more regional departures airports such as Birmingham or the Midlands. Our product is very strong and can make a big difference to independent agents, of which we offer 13% commission, and we encourage agents to contact us to find out more about our product.”
As an example of prices, a seven-night, all-inclusive stay at the five-star El Mouradi Palm Marina hotel in Tunisia’s Port El Kantaoui leads in at £482 per person based on a May 31, 2014 departure and two sharing. For an August 9 departure, prices lead in at £737.
For more information call 020-7247 7472 or see www.justsunshine.com