Gradual exit from containment in the United Kingdom: tourist bookings explode

Published on : 23/02/2021 – 18:31

Overseas summer vacation bookings have exploded in the UK after Boris Johnson announced the gradual exit from containment. British travel agencies are rubbing their hands.

Spain, Portugal, but also the Greek Islands are decidedly popular with the British tired of successive confinements. And that suits tourism professionals. EasyJet has announced that its flight bookings from the UK have more than tripled. EasyJet does even better when it comes to sales of vacation stays, up 630% from last week. Other companies and travel agencies are not left out. Tui, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Jet2holidays have also indicated that demand is on the rise.

However, the British government recommends remaining cautious. For Nadhim Zahawi, Minister responsible for the vaccination campaign in the country, it would even be premature to organize his vacation. ” With 37 000 people hospitalized due to Covid currently, it is far too early for us to even speculate on the summer “, did he declare.

In the meantime, the Spanish government announced on Tuesday that restrictions on flights from the UK, Brazil and South Africa were extended until March 16, amid fears over variants of the coronavirus.

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