« Back and Jet2holidays reports surge in bookings to Green and Amber List destinations this summer following latest traffic light review

05th August 2021 • Posted in Announcements

Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading tour operator to many destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, together with leisure airline,, have today reported a huge surge in bookings to Green and Amber List destinations, as customer confidence increases on the back of the Government’s decision to extend the list of destinations holidaymakers can travel to this summer.

Data from and Jet2holidays shows that Summer 21 bookings to Green and Amber List destinations have increased more than 250% overall when compared to yesterday for departures in August, with customers looking to make the most of being able to enjoy a holiday in the sunshine this summer. In addition, the assurance and value that booking an ATOL protected package holiday provides has seen bookings for the tour operator’s package holidays rise by over 300% when compared to yesterday, as more customers flock to book getaways in August. 

Following the announcement that fully vaccinated customers (and children travelling with them who are under 18) can now fly to over 40 quarantine-free destinations this summer from across ten UK bases, and Jet2holidays restarted flights and holidays to all Amber List destinations from 19th July 2021 onwards from across ten UK bases. Since customers have been able to plan and look forward to flights and holidays to sunshine hotspots across the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Mainland Spain, Portugal, Malta, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus, the companies have reported strong demand in August in particular, as holidaymakers look to get away in the peak summer season.

Commenting on the trend, Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “The latest Traffic Light review from the UK Government comes just in time for the peak summer season. We welcome a further extension of the Green and Amber Lists, and it is positive news for both the travel industry and holidaymakers.

“It is no surprise to see a sudden spike in bookings to destinations on the Green and Amber Lists, as we know that there is enormous demand out there from holidaymakers who cannot wait to get away. The extension to the Green and Amber Lists has increased customer confidence and given them the reassurance to book that much-awaited holiday. With customers continuing to be able to plan and look forward to flights and holidays across more than 40 Green and Amber List destinations, this summer is a much brighter one for holidaymakers.

“We could not be any more excited to be back doing what we do best, which is looking after customers on their flights and holidays and delivering our award-winning VIP customer service. We hope that this is just the beginning of even sunnier times ahead, as the UK Government continues to recognise the protection that our successful vaccination programme provides when it comes to opening-up international travel.”

As well as booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to over 40 destinations this summer, customers can get to experience and enjoy the company’s VIP customer service which has seen and Jet2holidays win high-profile accolades before and during the pandemic, such as Which? Recommended Provider and TripAdvisor’s Best Airline – UK and Top 10 Airlines of the World.

This VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with, which saw the airline win five accolades at the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines; or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers and ATOL protection with the UK’s second largest tour operator, Jet2holidays. As well as a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels, customers can take advantage of one million Free Child Places which are available this summer.

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