Holiday bookings for amber destinations including Spain and Greece have risen since the Government announced fully-vaccinated travellers and children won’t need to self-isolate when returning to the UK from next Monday.
Travel Counsellors said Spain remains the most popular summer destination for Brits, accounting for 31% of all its new business.
The travel franchise said it’s also seeing rising demand for Greece, which accounted for one in five of all new summer 2021 bookings last week.
Travel Counsellors said this was ‘a significant’ increase on previous weeks.
Barbados, the United Arab Emirates and the US are leading the bookings for winter, it said, despite Dubai being on the UK travel red list and the US imposing tough entry rules on UK visitors.
The US, Spain and the UK are the most popular destinations for next summer, according to last week’s booking figures.
UK Managing Director Kirsten Hughes said: “We expect other popular destinations, such as Croatia, now moved to the green list, to follow the booking trend we have seen with Spain and Greece, as Britons seem more confident than ever in booking late summer holidays this year.”
While Croatia will move onto the green ‘watchlist’ at 4am on Monday, Spain’s Balearic islands will move back to amber. At the same time, Bulgaria will move onto the green travel list, along with Hong Kong.