Companies involved with the tourism sector are at a standstill during the current lockdown situation throughout the world, but many are still looking to a future when holiday bookings are renewed.
Jet2holidays, for example, have begun preparations for a “Back with a Bang” sales campaign in anticipation of what – they told Travel Weekly – is likely to be a “surge in demand” when the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end.
With the industry predicting “massive pent-up demand” once the crisis is over and it is safe for people to travel, Jet2holidays head of trade sales Alan Cross said travel companies needed to plan now for the predicted bounce-back.
Speaking to Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley during a video interview, he said, “We are building a campaign called ‘Back with a Bang’. If you don’t do it now, you’ll miss the boat. We are looking at social media and marketing content and at ensuring agents know the product they are selling. When things recover, customers will want that last-minute holiday.” According to Cross, 2021 holidays are already selling “very well”.
Meanwhile, Jet2.com are offering flights and holidays for sale from Birmingham Airport for summer 2021, including to Corvera Murcia Airport.
“The huge summer programme means over 2.2 million seats have gone on sale from Birmingham Airport – a capacity increase of six per cent compared with summer 2020. The expanded programme means that we are offering customers more choice and flexibility than ever before when it comes to reaching their favourite summer hotspots (such as Spain).
“With multiple weekly, daily and even multiple daily flights to many of these destinations, holidaymakers can enjoy complete flexibility over how long they holiday for – a move we pioneered 10 years ago so that customers can choose ATOL-protected holidays of any duration to suit their budgets and needs.”
Corvera Murcia Airport Update
Latest advice from Aena, the state airport authority that has jurisdiction over Corvera Murcia Airport, concerning the COVID-19 health crisis and its effect on services, notes…
“REMEMBER: Travel is not allowed except for reasons that cannot be postponed. If this is your case, check the status and terminal for your flight with your airline before flying, do not go to the airport more than 90 minutes in advance, avoid crowds, and maintain a safety distance of one metre with anyone.”
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