Oliday makers are forced to spend more than £1000 flying to popular European destinations during the summer as the cost of overseas travel rises.
The cost of summer vacations has plummeted in recent years due to a drop in demand in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
But prices are skyrocketing after bookings surged in recent months following the UK government’s decision to remove all Covid travel restrictions.
For example, traveling from London Heathrow to Malaga on an economy class return flight on May 28 and June 4 costs £1,028 or £4,112 for a family of four, walkie talkie reported.
Gemma Jamieson, from Skyscanner, said prices have increased with demand as holidays have finally become a viable option.
“The biggest driver for flight prices is supply and demand and always has been, and people are realizing that vacation is a viable option for them this year,” Ms Jamieson told the paper.
“The demand is really growing for people who haven’t looked at it a few months ago.
“It’s achievable because the rules are much simpler and the confidence is also much higher. The demand will be huge. People are going back to where they know and love.”
All Covid travel measures were canceled in the UK last month despite Covid cases continuing to rise.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said lifting requirements, including pre-travel checks for unvaccinated people, would allow “more freedom in time for Easter” to go abroad.
Demand for overseas holidays has skyrocketed since the start of the year and there is a new “air of positivity” to be found in the sector, airline executives said in response to the move. this.
Derek Jones, chief executive officer of Kuoni, a travel agency, said bookings have increased in recent months for destinations including the Maldives, Mauritius, the Caribbean and Europe.
“The removal of all travel restrictions is the ultimate game changer – people can now go on vacation or visit family and friends abroad without all the stress that comes with it. with pre-return checks,” he said.