Don’t miss a thing by getting the latest Manchester Evening News straight to your inbox

Jet2 and Tui released updates for travelers following the Prime Minister’s roadmap announcement on Monday

The Prime Minister said on Monday that a government task force will produce a report by April 12 recommending the resumption of international travel for people to England

EasyJet said bookings from UK customers for the summer season were more than four times higher compared to the same period the week before

Tui six times the number of bookings, making Monday their busiest day in over a month

Jet2com and its vacation package affiliate Jet2holidays said total bookings were seven times higher after the announcement, with strong demand for Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey

And online travel company Thomas Cook said its website traffic increased 75% on Monday as people rushed to book vacations for this summer and 2022

However, some airlines have also started issuing statements announcing further flight and vacation cancellations as a result of the roadmap

Jet2com said: “Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and government travel restrictions, we have decided to extend the suspension of all flights until May 16, 2021 inclusive

“If you have been affected by these schedule changes we will automatically cancel your reservation with a full refund Please be patient with us while we do this

“If you need to travel from May 17, 2021, we will provide you with an update closer to the time

“If you have booked your flights through an online travel agency (eg On the beach or with your partner), you should contact them directly

“Our customers are our priority And during the pandemic, we have been repeatedly recognized by the media, consumer organizations and our customers for the way we care for those who have been affected by the program changes

Get the latest updates from all over Greater Manchester straight to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter

Tui UK and Ireland Managing Director Andrew Flintham said it was “positive and shows that by working with the travel industry on a risk-based framework, our clients will have the possibility of traveling abroad this summer

“We will continue to work closely with the government so that people can hope for a well-deserved break-up after a very difficult year for many

“We know there is a huge demand for travel, with demand for Greece, Spain and Turkey from July being the most booked overnight, with bookings up 500%

/ p>

“As per the latest UK government lockdown announcement, not all TUI public holidays from England will operate until May 17th We will contact affected customers directly, in order of departure date, to discuss their options, which will include changing at a later date with an incentive or canceling and receiving a full refund.

“We know our guests are eagerly awaiting their vacations, so to provide continued flexibility and assurance, we’ve extended our free change policy until the end of June.

“People who need to travel between May 17 and the end of June can change their reservation at a later date without charge”

Tui, Jet2, tui vacations, booking, international travel, Easyjet Holidays

News from around the world – GB – TUI and Jet2 publish vacation and flight updates following the announcement of the roadmap