Saga Holidays has revealed that the number of booking enquiries it has received has increased by 127 per cent following the Global Travel Taskforce releasing its findings.
The company’s website also saw an increase of 43 per cent week-on-week on 10 April.
Nick Stace, CEO of Saga Travel said: “We’d already received a surge in enquiries when the vaccine roll-out started and in the week since the Government’s announcement around international travel, we’ve seen another spike from travellers keen to secure holidays.
“The UK and Europe are top destinations for later this year while searches for year-round warmth mean Egypt and Madeira are proving popular for next year. Our customers have told us they intend to stay for longer to make up for their year at home so we’re offering many winter sun holidays with four weeks for the price of three. Our European river cruises are also experiencing high levels of demand and we’re looking forward to launching our latest ship, ‘Spirit of the Rhine’ later this year.
“Further afield, the USA and Canada are proving popular for next year, but we’ve also just launched tours to exciting destinations such as Guyana and Ecuador and we’re expecting them to do very well as people come out of lockdown determined to make the most of opportunities to travel.”
Stace added: “Our customers want something really special and trust Saga to look after them – they know their wellbeing and enjoyment are our top priorities. It’s why we require our customers to have received both doses of the vaccine and that’s just one of a number of stringent measures in place to keep our guests safe.”