BY TIM HEDGLEY, GROUP TRAVEL EDITOR
Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading tour operator to many leisure destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, together with leisure airline, Jet2.com, have reported a surge in bookings following the easing of travel restrictions by the UK Government.
With enormous pent-up demand for a much-needed holiday, the removal of pre-departure testing in resort as well as the scrapping of expensive PCR tests after arrival in England and Northern Ireland for fully vaccinated customers, has seen Jet2.com and Jet2holidays experience an immediate spike in bookings.
Bookings have increased by 150% when compared to the previous day, and the increase in demand since the Government announcement sees bookings returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Customers have been flocking to book holidays across popular sun, ski and leisure city destinations including Mainland Spain, the Canaries, the Balearic Islands, Turkey, and Greece.
Immediately after the announcement by the UK Government, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays launched a flash sale giving customers huge savings on flights and holidays for Winter 21/22, Summer 22, Winter 22/23, and Summer 23.
Jet2holidays is offering £50 off per person on all package holidays booked through Jet2holidays and TripAdvisor’s Best UK Airline, Jet2.com, is also offering 10% off flights travelling up to and including 31st October 2022.
All bookings must be made by 18th January 2021 for the promotion to apply.
The promotion is applicable to all package holidays and flights on sale, meaning holidaymakers can save big and enjoy a holiday they deserve. In addition, with millions of free child places available, holidaymakers can get away for much less and book in some much-needed time together.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “The relaxation of travel restrictions is welcome news for both the travel industry and holidaymakers and comes during what is traditionally a very busy period for holiday bookings.
“We have seen an immediate and dramatic spike in bookings, with volumes since the Government announcement heading towards pre-pandemic levels, which demonstrates just how much demand is out there amongst people wanting to get away for a much-needed holiday.
He added: “To ensure everyone gets that holiday they deserve, we have launched a fantastic sale giving huge savings on all flights and holidays and we know it will be incredibly popular. We were already heading into the New Year with a strong feeling of positivity and confidence, and the removal of these restrictions really gets 2022 off to a great start.”