Following the announcement that fully vaccinated customers and children under the age of eighteen will be permitted to travel without having to take a test or self-isolate upon their return to the UK, Jet2.com has seen an upsurge in demand for tickets and holidays.
“Since the government announcement yesterday, we have witnessed a considerable rise in demand for holidays and flights across all seasons, particularly February half term, Easter holidays, and summer 2022,” said Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com.
“Demand was already high before yesterday’s news, but bookings have increased by 30% in comparison to the previous week, illustrating exactly how game-changing the removal of all testing is for fully vaccinated vacationers.”
“With international travel starting to look like it did before the pandemic, customers are jumping at the chance to book their flights and holidays.”
Traditional destinations like the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, mainland Spain, Italy, and Portugal are doing well, but the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus, is booming.
“Yesterday’s travel update is a major gamechanger for the millions of individuals who just want to get away and enjoy their well-deserved holidays,” Heapy continued.
“It means vaccinated customers can once again book and travel on the normal, hassle-free holidays that they know and love.
“We applaud the government for taking meaningful action to end a set of measures which were not only unnecessary but also ineffective in tackling the spread of the Omicron variant.
“This should now represent a permanent end to such restrictions, and we know customers will celebrate that news.”