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Flight Centre reports busiest day for holiday enquiries

Flight Centre UK has reported its strongest day for booking enquiries so far this year, despite confusing government messages about travel to amber list destinations.

The travel agency said its travel consultants spoke to more consumers about holiday bookings on Monday (May 24) than any other day so far this year.

Yvonne Hobden, head of product and retail marketing, said: “Flight Centre UK reported its strongest day for holiday booking enquiries this year, despite the confusing messages from the government regarding travel to amber countries.

“Looking at internal data for May, the weekly average enquiry level is up 45% versus the months of March and April and bookings are up 54% in May versus the same period, showing that momentum is certainly starting to build.

“Last week was Flight Centre’s busiest week with a 51% increase in total enquiries compared to March 1-7, 2021.

“The preferred method of enquiry is still via the telephone, beating correspondence via email three-fold yesterday alone.

“Australia has been our most booked destination so far this month, which isn’t surprising considering our heritage in Australia.

‘However, following closely behind is the US in second position. Understandably Portugal has seen a massive jump since the green list announcement, while Mexico, Thailand, Singapore and UAE have all seen a considerable increase in the past month.”

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