Teletext Holidays has reported a 72% week-on-week boost in bookings across a 48-hour period over Wednesday and Thursday.
The company said the surge was a 307% uplift compared to sales made on the same two days in May – believing the increase to have been driven by the government’s impending announcement on air bridges.
Its most popular destinations currently being booked are the Canaries, mainland Spain, the Balearics and Greece.
Teletext managing director, Wayne Perks, said: “We have seen a significant surge of calls into our sales centre, and subsequently bookings, as customers become increasingly reassured that the barriers to travel are being lifted and they can once again holiday abroad in confidence.
“Looking at the booking data by destination, it is evident that customers are keeping abreast of the various legislative changes both abroad and here in the UK, and are eager to make an informed decision on where to holiday, and also when to go to get the best deal with the highly competitive prices that are currently available.
“As travel agents we have certainly had our operational challenges over the last few months, which have been magnified by airlines delaying refunds, which still remains a significant problem for many of us, however, it’s good to start to see what we hope are some green shoots of recovery for the travel sector.”