Holidays for 2022: don’t give up hope

The industry experts I spoke to are unanimous: wait — but only until January, when tour operators will be vying for your custom like Turkish waiters on the Marmaris waterfront. “There are going to be good deals on offer and your money will be safe,” said Mark Godfrey at Premier Holidays.

Airline sales are about to launch — with British Airways focusing on its US routes — but when the discounted seats are gone fares will be higher than in 2019, and will remain so until airlines are confident that the demand is sufficient to increase the number of flights operating over any given route. In the meantime they’re focused on yield: filling fewer flights at higher prices. Because those prices rise as seats are