With the British Prime Minister’s announcement of plans to lift strict control measures on the 22nd local time, British travel agencies and airlines released data on the 23rd that bookings for travel outside the UK have soared.
According to the road map of the decontrol plan, if the government’s final assessment on April 12 found that the vaccination plan was going well and the vaccine was also effective against the emerging mutant novel coronavirus, the UK ban on non-essential outbound travel would be lifted as early as May 17.
In response, EasyJet, one of Europe’s main low-cost airlines, announced data on the 23rd that the airline’s ticket reservations tripled and short-term travel reservations tripled sixfold on the evening of the 22nd.
TUI Group, the largest travel agency in the United Kingdom and Ireland, announced that the group’s foreign travel reservations soared by 5 on the evening of the 22nd. Double.
Most of the travel time is booked after July, and the most in-demand destinations are mainly coastal cities in Spain, Portugal and Greece, as well as Turkey, Cyprus and other countries.
On the morning session of the British stock market on the 23rd, the shares of airlines and tourism companies rose, with British Airways owner IAG rising 5.9%, tourism company TUI rising 6.4%, EasyJet rising 8.3%, and Ryanair rising 4.1%.