Jet2 reports huge holiday bookings surge after latest travel update

Tour operator and airline Jet2 has reported a huge surge in bookings following the UK Government’s decision to extend the list of quarantine-free destinations available for fully-jabbed holidaymakers.

Data from Jet2.com and Jet2holidays shows that bookings to green and amber List destinations increased more than 250 per cent overall for departures in August, with customers looking to make the most of being able to enjoy a holiday in the sunshine this summer.

The announcement confirmed that fully vaccinated customers – and accompanying children – can now fly to more than 40 quarantine-free destinations this summer from 10 UK bases.

Sunshine hotspots include the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Malta, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “The latest traffic light review from the UK Government comes just in time for the peak summer season. We welcome a further extension of the green and amber lists, and it is positive news for both the travel industry and holidaymakers.

“It is no surprise to see a sudden spike in bookings to destinations on the green and amber lists, as we know that there is enormous demand out there from holidaymakers who cannot wait to get away.

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“The extension to the green and amber lists has increased customer confidence and given them the reassurance to book that much-awaited holiday.

“With customers continuing to be able to plan and look forward to flights and holidays across more than 40 green and amber list destinations, this summer is a much brighter one for holidaymakers.

“We hope that this is just the beginning of even sunnier times ahead, as the UK Government continues to recognise the protection that our successful vaccination programme provides when it comes to opening-up international travel.”

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