Airlines and holiday firms are experiencing a surge in bookings following the unveiling of Boris Johnson’s plan for easing of Covid lockdown, according to the Evening Standard.
The prime minister on Monday announced a four-step exit plan that could see the Covid restrictions entirely lifted by June 21.
Foreign holidays could be permitted from May 17th.
In the hours following the announcement, easyJet said bookings by UK customers for the summer season were more than four times higher compared with the same period during the previous week.
The airline’s CEO, Johan Lundgren, said the prime minister’s announcement “provided a much-needed confidence boost” for its UK customers.
“We have consistently seen that there is pent up demand for travel and this surge in bookings shows that this signal from the government that it plans to reopen travel has been what UK customers have been waiting for,” he said.
The UK’s biggest holiday firm, Tui, said bookings for foreign trips jumped 500% overnight with bookings for July onwards soaring with Greece, Spain and Turkey being the most popular destinations.
Other most popular destinations for this summer include Malaga, Alicante and Palma, Faro and Crete.