Hays Travel reported its best ever day of trading, and finished the month up on last year’s performance. “We’re a few percentage points up [this year],” said managing director John Hays. “We had one day, which was our record day - the third Saturday in January. That was obviously fantastic." Peter Cookson, managing director of Spear Travels, echoed these sentiments and said the miniple had celebrated its best-ever month at four of its branches. “We have had a great January with records… all over the place and a great to start to our financial year,” he told TTG. “We were up 25% in January on last year on a genuine like-for-like basis.” Travel 2 has reported an “amazing” start to the peaks. Sales and marketing director Gordon McCreadie said bookings were up 21% year-on-year for January. Get the full story at TTG Digital and Travel Weekly UK