Britons are postponing their big getaway with the current uncertainty and changes to destinations on the government’s traffic light system, according to Travel Counsellors.
People are looking well ahead when planning their next big holiday.
Almost a third of new holiday bookings (31%) made last week were for winter 2021-22, and 23% were for summer 2022.
The UK remains as this year’s most popular summer destination.
The US, Maldives, UAE and Barbados are leading the bookings for the winter, while Greece, the US and Spain are most popular destinations for summer 2022.
Travel Counsellors received more than 500 customer enquiries for summer staycations last week, as the UK remains as the most popular destination for this summer – 23% of new summer bookings made last week – followed by Greece (8%) and the US (8%).
Global sales director Jim Eastwood said: “Because of the current travel insecurity and the government’s ambiguity on amber destinations, customers are planning well ahead and making bookings – or re-booking – for up to summer next year. By booking with one of our trusted travel advisors clients can receive the latest advice and know that there is someone on hand to amend arrangements should plans have to change, whilst being safe in the knowledge that their money is fully financial protected.
“Travel has of course become more complex than ever, with the traffic light system and latest FCDO advice to navigate. Placing travel plans in the hands of an experienced travel professional has never felt so important.”