TUI is forecasting this weekend will be the biggest for travel bookings since before the pandemic.
The operator says is it ‘preparing for a bumper post payday weekend’ in store and online, with the Balearics, Canaries, Turkey and Mexico set to be the most popular.
TUI UK & Ireland Chief Marketing Officer Katie McAlister said: “Overseas travel is officially back on the map with renewed confidence releasing pent up demand for sunshine holidays.
“Appetite to travel is stronger than ever and customers who may not have been abroad for more than two years are now taking advantage of flexible booking and payment options, as well as some excellent deals, to book a well-deserved summer break.
“And after such uncertainty, the assurance and convenience of a package has never been more important or attractive.”
Recent changes in UK testing requirements and lifting of general COVID restrictions have already triggered an uptick in search and bookings which is expected to increase significantly over the weekend.
TUI’s top 10 best-selling destinations are:
2. Turkey – Dalaman
3. Turkey – Antalya
5. Mexico – Cancun
7. Cyprus- Paphos