Brits holidays 22 May

Brits are determined for a week in the Sun, says Holiday Extras

Around 43% of UK travellers would still get on a plane abroad, despite the newly-enforced two-week quarantine rule, with Londoners the most willing to do so, according to a survey by Holiday Extras.

According to the survey results, 53% are still expecting to get their week or two in the sun before the end of the year, with 24% set on travelling by August. Regular flyers are even more optimistic with 72% of those who flew in the last three months expecting to do so again in 2020, and 60% of those who flew this year feel the same. Around 13% of frequent flyers even say they will be getting on the first plane the government says is safe.

While a quick bounce back looks less realistic, preparations are being made on all sides for holiday flights to resume.

Ant Clarke-Cowell, associate brand director at Holiday Extras, said: “It’s wonderful to see the optimism and determination of British holidaymakers, even in these trying times, to look forward to their week or two in the sun. Certainly, the numbers are down from March and April, but more than half of the 1,000 holidaymakers we polled expect to be back on the beach before the year is out.”

“Preparations are being made on all sides to make it possible. Only this week the EU issued guidelines for how holidays could resume. Greece has published its own guidelines insisting that its beaches will be open for business by June.”

“Even if there is a little way to go with our own lockdown before Brits will be driving to the airport, we can see from our survey that the demand is there from holidaymakers here. We can see that our favourite tourist hotspots are keen to reopen for business. All we are really waiting for is for everyone to agree a way for us to get back to the beach in a way that is safe and responsible for everyone concerned. Let’s get it done.”

For more information on Holiday Extras, visit www.holidayextras.com

Image credit: Harshil Shah/Flickr


More News...

UNWTO launches global gui…

UNWTO launches global guidelines to reopen tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.

Cruise Croatia unveils pr…

Cruise Croatia unveils private cruise services

Cruise Croatia has launched a brand new private cruise around Croatia’s hidden gems for 2021.

Celebrity Cruises continu…

Celebrity Cruises continues agent engagement series

Celebrity Cruises continues its various trade programmes, aiming to support travel agents to stay engaged and feel connected during COVID-19

Egypt tourism gearing up …

Egypt tourism gearing up for reopening hotels post-lockdown

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has devised a set of guidelines to be followed by all hotels after reopening post-lockdown in June

RCL Cares partners with e…

RCL Cares partners with everywoman to add trade resources

Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, the parent company of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises, has partnered with everywoman to add resources to online agent hub RCL Cares

Celebrity Cruises offers …

Celebrity Cruises offers five-day flash sale

Celebrity Cruises is offering five-day flash sale for guests to give more flexibility and choice while booking a holiday.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’…

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ four ocean ships move to Babcock’s Rosyth facilities

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ four ocean ships are moving to Babcock’s Rosyth facilities from May 28 to allow more efficient running of the vessels.

Japan set to reignite dom…

Japan set to reignite domestic tourism

Japan has lifted its nationwide state of emergency this week and launched its first phase in recovery.

Travel industry groups ex…

Travel industry groups express concerns about quarantine

Travel industry leaders have given mixed responses about the new quarantine policy for all fliers who land in the UK, released by Home Secretary Priti Patel

Brand USA continues weekl…

Brand USA continues weekly webinar

Brand USA Discovery programme continues weekly webinar and quiz series each Thursday.

Emilia Romagna takes ‘Mot…

Emilia Romagna takes ‘Motor Valley’ museums and Via Emilia online

The Italian region of Emilia Romagna has taken its ‘Motor Valley’ museums and its iconic Via Emilia online for everyone to enjoy from home.

Guggenheim and Bilbao Fin…

Guggenheim and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum to reopen next month

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum will open their doors to visitors from June 1, with complementary opening hours seven days a week, for maximum accessibility

Prev Next

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?