Within the week because the World Journey Taskforce revealed its findings on the potential resumption of journey below a visitors gentle system from Might seventeenth, Saga Holidays has seen a rise of 127 per cent in reserving enquiries to its contact centres versus the identical interval two weeks earlier than.
Enquiries for 2021 have targeted on UK and European stays, whereas short-haul locations comparable to Egypt and Madeira are proving well-liked for journey in 2022, as are European river cruises.
The USA and Canada prime the record for many searches for long-haul holidays subsequent yr.
And cruise searches have targeted on the launch of the tour operator’s trendy, boutique ships ‘Spirit of Discovery’ and the model new ‘Spirit of Journey’ this summer time, of which all however one is now offered out.
Nick Stace, chief government of Saga Journey, mentioned: “We’d already acquired a surge in enquiries when the vaccine roll-out began and within the week because the authorities’s announcement round worldwide journey, we’ve seen one other spike from travellers eager to safe holidays.
“The UK and Europe are prime locations for later this yr whereas searches for year-round heat imply Egypt and Madeira are proving well-liked for subsequent yr.
“Our prospects have informed us they intend to remain for longer to make up for his or her yr at dwelling so we’re providing many winter solar holidays with 4 weeks for the worth of three.
“Our European river cruises are additionally experiencing excessive ranges of demand and we’re wanting ahead to launching our newest ship, ‘Spirit of the Rhine’ later this yr.
“Additional afield, the USA and Canada are proving well-liked for subsequent yr, however we’ve additionally simply launched excursions to thrilling locations comparable to Guyana and Ecuador and we’re anticipating them to do very effectively as individuals come out of lockdown decided to take advantage of alternatives to journey.”