The UK’s new air bridge and travel traffic light system, unveiled by the government on Friday night (26 June), has sent holiday searches soaring, according to TravelSupermarket.
The price comparison site recorded its busiest weekend for search since the UK was placed under coronavirus lockdown in March, with price comparison searches for holidays doubling.
These are the first real green shoots of recovery and the bookings offer glimmers of holiday hope for the outbound travel industry," said the firm, which said it had 50%more "click outs" for bookings than it did last weekend.
"However, these shoots are obviously coming much later than they normally would for summer outbound travel. The hope is that these bookings will enable the industry to salvage something of the summer and start reinvigorating."