A member of Merlin Travel Group celebrates his highest commission payment for departures in a single month of £41,432.
Shehryar Awan, a long-haul luxury specialist whose company Exquisite Escapes is part of Merlin Travel Group, saw a resumption of bookings from October to December 21 to its main destinations in Dubai and the Indian Ocean, with a commission gross for the quarter exceeding £55,000. .
Its December commission alone is an exceptional £41,432 for bookings made during the month of December.
Shehryar said: “I am extremely proud to have reached this colossal figure for just one month of departures. My support has been fantastic”.
Garry Butcher, Chief Operating and Product Officer of Merlin Travel Group, said, “Shehryar has worked incredibly hard since joining Merlin Travel Group just two years ago.
Shehryar started her travel agent career with Independent Travel Experts (ITE) and joined Merlin Travel Group in 2020.
“We have seen a shift in booking patterns and lead times falling to 6-8 weeks in many cases, even for high value bookings. We believe this reflects the fact that the consumer is waiting until he is confident that his holiday has a good chance of going ahead, and we allow as much flexibility as possible for our members’ guests.”
Merlin Travel Group joined Protected Trust Services in August 2019 and is based in Glasgow with 38 members across the UK, including specialist operators, home workers and retailers.
During the pandemic, Merlin Travel Group has grown from eight members to 38 members.