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Holiday bookings 'explode' as travel restrictions ease

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Holiday bookings 'explode' as travel restrictions ease

UK travel companies say holiday bookings have "exploded" after the government announced current restrictions will be eased. Click here to read the full story.

From 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK. Holidaymakers will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine upon their return.

A spokesperson for TUI said the move was a "hugely positive step forward".

"We've already seen bookings increase by 50% this week, versus last [week], with holidays to Spain and Greece looking the most popular this summer," said Andrew Flintham, managing director of TUI UK and Ireland.

Lastminute.com said it experienced an 80% increase on holiday sales compared to last week, largely attributed to the announcement of Spain lifting the quarantine for Brits.

The list of travel corridors with the UK is due to be published this week and is expected to include Spain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, and Turkey. 

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