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Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021

Jet2holidays reports spike in bookings for Greece, Cyprus


Jet2holidays and leisure airline, reported an immediate surge in bookings to Greece and Cyprus following news that holidaymakers will be welcomed to both destinations in early summer.

On the back of a huge increase in bookings following the Prime Minister's announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown, data from and Jet2holidays shows that bookings to Cyprus jumped by another 200% on the back of an announcement by the Deputy Minister of Tourism for Cyprus saying that British nationals who have been vaccinated will be able to travel to Cyprus this summer.

The companies are reporting a spike in bookings to Greece too, after the Greek Tourism Minister said visitors are welcome if they have been vaccinated, have antibodies or have tested negative for Covid-19.

In a clear demonstration of the demand amongst Britons for a much-needed holiday, there has been a notable increase in bookings to Cyprus and Greece from July, which continues through the rest of the school holidays and summer 2021, as well as through winter 2021/22 and summer 2022. and Jet2holidays will fly to 14 destinations in Greece this summer, with early signs following the announcement showing strong demand to popular Greek islands such as Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes and Zante as well as Santorini, Skiathos and Halkidiki.

The companies recently added more flights and holidays to Zante, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Kefalonia, extending the summer 2021 season and providing customers with more choice on the back of demand.

In addition, the companies operate flights and holidays to Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus, with bookings data showing a significant spike in families booking holidays.

The UK government announced that travel will not return until 17 May at the earliest, so and Jet2holidays have suspended flights and holidays up to and including 16 May.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: "The UK is the most advanced country in Europe when it comes to successfully rolling out a vaccine, so we applaud the Greek and Cypriot governments for their forward-thinking decisions. This, on the back of the recent announcement by the UK government, gives customers great confidence that they can get away to enjoy the sunshine this summer."

"We are very pleased that the government has shown a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months, and we look forward to more detail in due course."

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