Summer holiday bookings surge since quarantine rules relaxed
Airlines have said there has been a rapid increase in bookings for flights and holidays since the announcement that travellers – that have been double jabbed – retuning from amber-list countries will not have to self-isolate after 19 July.
There was a rapid rise in ticket purchases just hours after the government announced the quarantine rules were being relaxed.
EasyJet said bookings to amber-list destinations increased by 400%.
Analysts said they did not expect flight and holiday prices to rise.
Simon Calder, the Independent’s travel correspondent, said he believed some destinations would come down in price because of airlines and holiday companies adding extra capacity.
“Because there is so much of the world that has just opened up to those of us who are lucky enough to be jabbed, I’m not seeing any surges in prices,” he said.
However, travel agents’ association Abta said prices “may well increase as more people book”, as the industry was “very much led by supply and demand”.
“But this must be seen in the context of starting from a low booking base and there are currently very good value deals on offer,” they added.
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