Travel companies say holiday bookings have “exploded”


Travel companies say holiday bookings have “exploded” after the UK government announced current restrictions will be eased.

Ministers said from 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK.

Brits will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine upon their return.

A spokesperson for TUI said the move was a “hugely positive step” with bookings already increasing by 50% last week, with holidays to Spain and Greece looking the most popular this summer.

Lastminute.com said it experienced an 80% increase on holiday sales compared to the previous week, largely attributed to the announcement of Spain lifting the quarantine for Brits first.