After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to repeal coronavirus measures, travel companies announced a huge increase in summer holiday reserves.
Tui company announced that the most ordered days of the last month.
The BBC’s Caroline Davies reports that most of Tui’s customers have shown interest in importing to Turkey, Greece and Spain.
Thomas Cook announced that website traffic had doubled since the announcement.
EasyJet Airlines said that in August, July and September, the highest demand ticket sales increased by 337 percent, holiday package sales by 630 percent.
“The government’s announcement today is good news for those of us who want to go on holiday,” said Alan French, director of Thomas Cook.
“We are waiting for the details, but the government’s desire to allow international travel in the coming months is obvious.”
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The government is expected to release details on April 12.
The BBC’s Mary-Ann Russon in the economy says May 17 is the earliest date for international travel.
The plan, unveiled by Boris Johnson on February 22, includes a step-by-step return to normal life as part of a roadmap between March 8 and June 21, if all goes well.
Turkey is also a popular holiday destination for British tourists.
Before 2019, the pandemic from the UK to Turkey increased by 13.6 percent in the number of tourists to 2 million 562 thousand.
Britain is in third place after Russia and Germany.