Agents have been left to pick up the pieces after the government’s decision to revoke Spain’s travel corridor shattered consumer confidence.
Responses to TTG’s latest Travel Agent Tracker survey (Week 18, week to 7 August) painted a bleak picture of failing confidence in travel.
"Nobody has any faith in travel at the moment due to the constantly changing advice," said one respondent, while another added: “Holiday decision-making has stalled.”
Enquiries rallied during Week 18, with the rate of respondents reporting new enquiries recovering four percentage points (ppts) to 72%. The rate of respondents reporting enquiries being up week-on-week, meanwhile, increased five ppts to 29%.
However, enquiries are still massively down from a high of 87% less than a month ago in Week 14 (week to 10 July) ahead of the first Tui and Jet2holidays trips departing for the costas.