By Tom Hart
Direct Ferries has launched the first US ferry travel comparison site, directferries.com, which finds localised deals for the American market.
Over 250,000 bookings have been made by Americans using Direct Ferries’ UK and worldwide sites and the US site will look to capitalise on this growing demand.
The new site compares thousands of ferry crossings worldwide in a search to find the best localised ferry deals.
Matt Davies, managing director at Direct Ferries, said: “Direct Ferries has experienced over 15 years of continued growth with revenues in excess of £100 million and (including our latest addition of the US), we are now present in 25 markets worldwide.
“We are very well placed to meet the demand from U.S. citizens travelling by ferry, not just in the US and Canada but also in Europe and the rest of the world. We are delighted that we can now offer US travellers a dedicated site with localised deals and we have been focussed on further developing our ferry route network from the US, Canada and Central America.”
Direct Ferries has recently signed commercial deals with Bahamas Express, Baja Ferries and America Cruise Ferries, along with BC Ferries and Clipper Vacations in Canada.
In addition, the company has agreements in place to offer ferry services between the U.S. and Cuba when operations commence. The anticipated relaxation of the travel embargo to Cuba for American citizens will further fuel the growth of ferry travel in the sector.