Coming into focus

The travel outlook for 2021

Whew 2020 is history. Welcome to 2021!

IN our December newsletter we promised to keep you up-to-date about when travel was ready to take off. Here we bring you the highlights from the travel and tourism events this month.

The UK is expected to rebound this summer with a forecast that tourism could reach 2019 levels. However this won’t be a full recovery, that is not expected until 2024, according to data company STR.

All the experts predict travel returning around Easter time and the beginning of May. The data already backs this up.

Recovery: fast facts

easyJet reports summer bookings are up 250 per cent.

TUI says 50 per cent of their bookings are by over-50s following hopes of a summer vaccine.

7 in 10 consumers say they are confident to book if they're offered flexibility.

Holiday Cottages say Easter bookings are up 37 per cent on this time last year.

Cardiff sees a spike in hotel bookings for June events.

Exeter, Liverpool and Bath saw the highest hotel occupancy at the end of last year.

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