Door2Tour.com Launches 2011 Events Programme
Released on: September 14, 2010, 10:45 am
Door2Tour.com has launched its range of popular events for
2011 with a selection of breaks available, incorporating flower shows,
sporting events, concerts and exhibitions. The latest programme now
includes trips to over 30 events throughout the UK alone, offering
traditional events like the Edinburgh Tattoo, Chelsea Flower Show and
Wimbledon among newcomers like the NBA Basketball, National Brass Band
Championships, Cirque du Soleil and Barry Manilow in concert.
Fresh from a hugely successful year for events where sales were up 37% on 2009, and
with sales for events next year already well in advance of this time last year, the coach holidays consolidator is predicting that 2011
will be another hugely successful year for event coach trips sales.
While many passengers during 2009/10 were left disappointed because they had left it
too late to secure their places, in contrast, for 2010/11, Door2Tour.com has already
taken bookings for events such as The Grand National, Edinburgh Military Tattoo,
Ascot Ladies Day and Wimbledon, which all begin from April 2011 onwards. Based on
past experience, there is also likely to be significant interest in tour packages to
see the live tours for Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor once the TV series
have finished and the winners have been announced.
Year to date sales for many of the top events have shown a significant increase,
with an increase of 298% for tours to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on 2009.
Interest in tickets for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo for 2011 increased
dramatically once the 2010 dates were over, resulting in a sales increase of 124%
compared to 2009. Tours to Ascot Ladies Day and the Chelsea Flower Show for 2011 are
also proving to be extremely popular with sale increases of 195% and 102%
Kate Glanfield, Web Manager of Door2Tour.com, said: "Despite this year’s revenue
for European tours and theatre breaks either decreasing or staying level on 2009, event sales have shown a healthy
increase and the year’s not even out yet. Events tours generally offer great value
for money, but as consumers are now having to plan their holiday spend carefully, it
makes sense that they’re choosing to do things they’ve always wanted to tick off the
list, whether that be witnessing the Edinburgh Tattoo or getting glammed up with the
girls for Ladies Day at Ascot."
Door2Tour.com is certainly bucking the trend through booming sales - general sales
were up 123% in July compared to 2009. Despite the current economic environment,
people are still looking to get away for a short break and event coach trips are
perfect for this. Those booking events via Door2Tour.com will find great value
packages that include: overnight accommodation with breakfast in a good quality
hotel, ticket to the event, all return coach travel as well as transfers between
venue and hotel. Some packages are also available as self-drive options.
Kate concluded: "With next year’s events now on sale and huge interest already,
we’re anticipating another strong year."
Autumn events for 2010 also remain popular with visitors to the Door2Tour.com
website with many booking tour packages to see the Prix de L’Arc Races in Paris, the
Cheltenham Race Festival, ATP World Tour Finals, The Clothes Show, Birmingham
Military Tattoo and not forgetting the many firework displays such as the Rhine In
Flames and Disney Bonfire Spectacular.
Door2Tour.com is a consolidation of national and regional tour operators creating a
diverse choice of UK, European and worldwide touring holidays including New year
breaks and Christmas breaks 2010, day trips, cruises and holidays by air to many
exciting destinations. All have live availability and offer the customer the
opportunity to book online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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