It is a stressful time for many, but the hope is that summer holidays are allowed

The ‘Covid Roadmap’ contained important details about when the government will consider removing the current travel restrictions and when it will review them

He confirmed that non-essential international travel will not be available until Jan. May – at the earliest point in time – at which a review will take place

He said he would “consider resuming international travel, which is vital for many of the businesses hardest hit, including retail, hospitality, tourism and aviation”

In reality, its announcement can be made in two ways Until the 17th May there was another delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights and holidays, or the government’s optimism and hope to allow summer vacation

The news could also be received in two ways for tour operators and airlines, which saw mixed response to the announcement

Many, including easyJet, saw a massive spike in summer vacation demand, but others like TUI had to leave their vacation by Jan. May cancel

UK flight bookings increased 337% and easyJet holiday bookings 630% since the UK government announcement, with holidays to Malaga, Alicante, Palma, Faro and Crete among the top travel destinations and August being the most popular time to travel

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Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, welcomed the news and looks forward to working with the government and its task force

He said: ‘We have seen time and time again that the demand for travel is pent up and this surge in bookings shows that this signal from the government to reopen travel was what UK consumers have been waiting for’ / p>

“The Prime Minister’s address has given so many of our customers in the UK a much-needed confidence boost Demand for flights increased 337% and vacation travel increased 630% compared to last week and the beach destinations that have proven to be the most popular this summer

“Our protection promise means that customers can book securely if they can’t travel or if their plans change, their flights or vacations can change”

Commenting on the UK Prime Minister’s address to the nation, he added: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement outlining the government’s intention to return to international travel safely and sustainably as soon as possible

“We look forward to working with the government and its task force to safely and gradually reverse restrictions and bring people back to Heaven


Jet2 didn’t react to the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, but it will be another kick in the teeth considering when international holidays will be allowed

Due to the ongoing uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the company recently suspended flights and holidays up to and including May 14 April 2021 extended

Now it looks like the airline will have to renew it again, which means holidays and flights will be canceled

Customers affected by program changes will have their bookings automatically canceled with a full refund

However, around a week ago, Jet2 confirmed that demand was so high that the company was adding new flights to a number of Greek destinations this year

For 2021, more than 74 new flights have been added to destinations in Greece, including Zante, Rhodes, Crete and Kefalonia

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2com and Jet2holidays said: “There is still tremendous pent-up demand from UK vacationers who want nothing more than to get out in the sun and enjoy their well-deserved vacation

“As always, we listen to customer requests and respond accordingly so that we can provide them with the vacation options they want. The expansion of the summer season to Greece means that we are doing just that Giving customers more opportunities to get away and enjoy a much-needed vacation

“With the confidence that customers will benefit from our award-winning flights and ATOL-protected package tours, we will continue to respond to demand so we can take customers from our rainy islands to their favorite vacation hotspots when they restart their trip”

Jet2’s summer sale is now open with a range of discounted flights for the summer of 2021 and 2022

The airline offers a range of destinations including Naples from £ 37, Ibiza from £ 41 and Alicante from £ 42

Get the break you deserve – check out the latest Jet2 flights and deals here The airline is currently offering a 10% discount on all flights. T&Cs apply

Ryanair was one of many companies hit by travel restrictions and coronavirus but it still flies on a reduced schedule

Ryanair Holdings plc released traffic statistics for January earlier this month that provided insight into the losses suffered by these airlines

In January 2020, the Ryanair Group had 108 million passengers flying with them.But just a year later, in 2021, the numbers dropped 88% to 1,3 million

The rolling year for 2020 was 1,529 million, but in 2021 it is 72% so far

It will continue to decline as non-essential international travel is banned until mid-May

To help customers, the airline has changed vacation change fees for all new bookings made before March 31st March 2021 deleted This applies to trips before March 31, 2021 October 2021

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The company released the update last night, saying, “According to the UK government’s recent ban, all TUI UK holidays will not stop before May 17th May performed

“We will be contacting affected customers directly in the order of departure over the next two weeks to discuss their options This includes changing to a later date with an incentive, receiving a refund credit with an incentive, or canceling and receiving a full refund

“Due to the large number of customers affected, we ask you to wait until you receive the email from us before contacting

“We know that our customers are looking forward to their vacation To continue providing flexibility and security, we’ve extended our free changes policy until the end of June Traveling in May and late June can change your booking at a later date free of charge

Like most other travel companies, TUI has made some changes to ease the burden on passengers

The company has made changes for holidays that fly for free in May and June to give passengers flexibility and control

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