Holidays in 2020 have been put on hold in recent months, as the world tries to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, as some countries begin to unlock from lockdown measures, many seem sure that jetting abroad this year will be back on the cards.
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Today, some travel companies have said they’ve seen their biggest Saturday sales ever.
Spain-holiday.com, which is the third biggest holiday rental website in Spain, has reported having a record-breaking Saturday morning in terms of bookings today.
Meanwhile, it’s understood that tour operator TUI has reported a rise of 50 percent in bookings, in comparison to last week.
Head of International Brands at Spain-holiday.com Peter Jarvis said: “We’re already seeing a huge increase in online interest in our holiday homes from the UK market, with pool properties being the most popular (up 104 percent).
“Vigilance is absolutely still needed but with sensible precautions on either end we are confident we will see a safe summer in the sun for Brits again this year.”
Meanwhile, Managing Director of TUI UK & Ireland Andrew Flintham said: “We’re pleased the Government has finally confirmed that holidays overseas will be able to go ahead, and the full list of green and amber destinations will be released on Wednesday.
“It’s a hugely positive step forward for the travel industry and I know our customers will be ecstatic that their summer is saved.
“We’ve already seen bookings increase by 50 percent this week, verses last, with holidays to Spain and Greece looking the most popular this summer. We know there were a lot of people hoping to travel and waiting for certainty that would be possible.”
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