Newmarket reports busiest operating month since pre-pandemic

Newmarket Holiday has reported its busiest operating month since pre-pandemic, with 175 tour departures in May.

The operator has carried more than 4,300 passengers in the month and has now run more than 320 tours to 37 countries in 2022.

Richard Forde, head of trade sales, said: “To see so many customers departing on a full portfolio of worldwide tours feels like a major milestone. We’ve come so far over the past few months, thanks to our loyal agents and customers.

“We can’t wait for what the future holds. Not only has our full product portfolio resumed operation, but we also have several new additions to our programmes that we know our customers will love.”

Forde said Newmarket was targeting short and mid-term bookings for those eager to get away after the pandemic but was also offering departure dates for 2023 and further out for those looking to secure “wish-list” trips despite not yet being ready to travel.

“It’s clear that our customers are planning for the present, as well as the future, which is why it’s important that we too plan ahead and offer tours with departure dates for next year and beyond,” he added.