Raini Hamdi, Singapore (2008-12-10)

VOLUME of sales from Singapore agents rose 34 per cent in the last 12 months for Club Med and it pulled all the stops last evening to thank them.

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Raini Hamdi, Singapore (2008-12-10)

VOLUME of sales from Singapore agents rose 34 per cent in the last 12 months for Club Med and it pulled all the stops last evening to thank them.

More than 20 per cent of Club Med's bookings from Singapore in the past one year came from its travel partners. This translated to 6,000 clients staying more than 16,000 nights and generating more than S$5 million (US$3.3 million) in bookings.

Top Club Med agents American Lloyd, AtriumEco Travel, Chan Brothers Express, Misa Travel, Price Breakers & Collyers Travel, UOB Travel Planners, WTS Travel, Hana Tour and Fascinating Holidays were recognised in a fun-filled evening where the Club Med promise of "happiness" resonated.

Asked if the volume increase was due to a larger size of the Singapore outbound market and growth of Club Med villages in the region, Club Med general manager - commercial Singapore, Mr Kenny Lim, said he believed it was Club Med winning market share as its all-inclusive concept grew in popularity.

"In fact, we actually had a decrease in the number of rooms this year as a result of several resorts undergoing upgrades. Yet, volume from agents rose despite that."

Mr Lim said he was budgeting for similar strong growth for next year as he expected more travellers would go for the all-inclusive concept in the global financial crisis.

Club Med Asia-Pacific president and CEO, Ms Caroline Puechoultres, said Club Med had grown in both emerging markets such as China and in mature markets such as France because it had invested in product quality.

In the past four to five years, Club Med and its resort partners invested 1billion (US$1.3 billion) in upgrading 80 resorts globally. In Asia-Pacific, Ms Puechoultres said, 40 million was spent on upgrading nine resorts, the latest being Bintan while Bali would reopen on December 19 after a 7 million upgrade.

 
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