Mid-quarter holiday bookings in Britain have risen by 200% since August when the government announced a easing of travel rules in England.
According to travel company Thomas Cook, bookings for mid-quarter holidays in Britain increased by 200% compared to August. Following the announcement of travel easing by the government, the rules for travelers have changed, with the exception of a “red” list of countries from which arrivals will still require quarantine.
From October 4, passengers who have taken both two doses will not need to take a test before returning to England from a non-red list country, and from the end of October self tests will be accepted instead of a two-day PCR test.
Thomas Cook, CEO, said: “Based on our bookings already today, I would expect this weekend to be the biggest of the year so far as people take advantage of the great deals on offer, the new easier rules on testing and the simplified system for international travel.”
Within half an hour of the Transport Minister’s announcement, Skyscanner also had a 133% increase in online traffic.