Inghams is extending a price freeze on 2022 holiday bookings until the end of the month.

The special interest operator cited continued uncertainty over when travel overseas restrictions will be lifted for the decision.

The offer was due to finish on April 12 but has been extended until April 30 “after again little clarity was given by the government on when travel would restart”.

The initiative allows new customers to secure a summer 2022 holiday at this year’s prices

Those with summer 2021 bookings can also to move their holiday to next year without a price change.

Chief executive Joe Ponte said: “Prior to last week’s government travel updates, 73% of Inghams summer 2021 bookings were for holidays taking place after 1 July 2021, with 50% being for 1 August 2021 onwards.

“We’re also seeing strong booking numbers for summer 2022, and high rebooking rates for those who originally had bookings for early summer 2021.

“So, we think it’s likely that many people are responding to the government’s ongoing updates by planning ahead and booking flexible holidays for later this summer – or for now, just securing holidays for next year until they have more information on the easing of summer 2021’s travel restrictions.”

Head of agency sales Julie Franklin added: “News of the Inghams summer 2022 prize freeze extension comes just before we distribute our summer and Italy brochures to high street agents now opening their doors to customers again.”

The operator is offering £150 deposits on summer 2022 holidays to Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway and Switzerland.