2018 a record year for Club Med
Club Med is one of our fabulous partners. We handle Club Med’s PR in South Africa, we manage its blog site, and have recently been appointed to manage its South African social media channels!
We love working with Club Med; we believe in its all-inclusive model, we see the major benefits of travelling with Club Med whether you travel as a solo traveller, a family, a couple, or a group of friends, and we think everyone should travel with Club Med. We believe in it so much that we travel with Club Med in both our personal and professional capacities.
Recently, Club Med released the results of its performance for 2018 and it was a record year! We are proud to be a part of the amazing international team that has helped contribute to this. In 2018, Club Med had its highest growth in business volume for 6 years; all its geographical areas saw growth; customer numbers are up by over 6%; and more.
The report details the increase in operating profitability, the success of the Happy Digital strategy which focuses on keeping Club Med competitive digitally, the strong growth in customer numbers (what Club Med calls GMs), the acceleration of resort openings, and some information on the bookings for 2019 so far. It is an interesting read and further proof that Club Med is the best choice when it comes to epic, all-inclusive holidays.
“If someone asked you to describe a travel brand or holiday that you have recently been on, where would you begin? Personally, I look at the experience that I have had. When it comes to an experience, Club Med is the leader in this and I am not just talking about its all-inclusive offering,” says our Joshua who is part of the team that works on the Club Med account.
“The Club Med experience extends beyond the exquisite destinations to the people and teams at the resorts. Working and travelling with this epic brand is an amazing opportunity, taking your travel experience to a different level. It’s time for you to try it!” enthuses Joshua.
“Travelling is such a wonderful experience and a real privilege. For many South Africans travelling can become quite an expensive exercise when we look at the costs, the exchange rate, and other factors. Then, you need to consider quality; maybe the price is right but the quality is not up to scratch. With Club Med you know that what you have paid for includes everything (meals, drinks, entertainment, activities etc.) and you are guaranteed quality at whichever Club Med village you choose,” says our Lethabo-Thabo who is also part of the Club Med team.
“I love meeting new people when I travel and each Club Med village has a friendly, helpful, fun, and diverse team of staff. They are always willing to help and they are so open to meeting new people. It’s also fantastic that they are from all over the world, including South Africa. It is a unique offering that Club Med has and I am delighted that its numbers show that travelling with Club Med is the way to go. I’m sure we’ll see positive figures for 2019 as well,” she says.
“Honestly, if you have not travelled with Club Med you should book your next holiday with them asap! It is so worth it. There will also be a Club Med sale from 26 – 28 March 2019 during which you will get a guaranteed 15% off for all travel between November 2019 and April 2020, ” she shares excitedly.
“Before I was working on the Club Med account I was a Club Med client. My first trip with Club Med was to their snow resort in Val Thorens where my husband and I went snowboarding for the very first time. The entire experience with the brand was out of this world and made for an incredibly memorable trip. I knew from that moment that this was a brand I could and would want to advocate for and work with. Six years on and that feeling hasn’t changed. I’m very grateful to be working with such an amazing team and brand who truly are pioneers in the travel space (which is evident in their business results from last year too!)” says our Gabbi who is also part of the Club Med team.Click here to read the full press release