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    Bookings shoot up since PM Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to recovery

    The post Bookings shoot up since PM Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap to recovery and key reopening dates. The UK has gone into a second lockdown in December following the emergence of the mutated strain of the coronavirus, which the world refers to as the UK variant. The roadmap out of lockdown entails four key steps to get England “back to normal”. The steps are denoted of the reopening of schools, pubs, restaurants, non-essential shops. PM Johnson said that life will be relatively back to normal by June taken that…

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    Confidence in luxury cruising growing as bookings uptick

    The post Confidence in luxury cruising growing as bookings uptick appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Luxury cruise operator Scenic is reporting an incredible uplift in bookings across its European river cruising products following the prime minister’s announcement of reopening roadmap last week. In the week following the roadmap reveal, Scenic saw a 150% increase in new bookings when compared to the previous week – resulting in a record week, with the highest number of new bookings since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. European river cruises are leading the charge for new bookers, with demand strongest for Europe’s most popular rivers – with the…

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    Commission-free direct bookings – a boon to hoteliers

    The post Commission-free direct bookings – a boon to hoteliers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. All hoteliers want more direct bookings more than any type of bookings because at the end of the day that is full profit going directly into their pockets with no third-party aggregators taking a piece of the pie. Direct bookings are the type of bookings wherein guests reserve rooms and services directly through your website. Believe it or not, research shows that 60% of visitors to OTAs visit your website. Customers will, in addition to using the OTAs site, look at an individual hotels website to search for more or local…

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    Brit bookings to Green List countries jump by 500%

    The post Brit bookings to Green List countries jump by 500% appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In a study of bookings and searches from 1-9 May conducted by Adara, it shows that bookings immediately jumped by a near 500% increase from 8 May, when the Green List was announced. With the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, revealing the 12 nations and territories that have qualified for “no quarantine” status, ADARA has analysed searches and bookings to green tier destinations. The study found that the most popular ‘green’ tier country for UK travellers is Portugal (68.2% share of all green tier bookings), followed by Australia (9.5% of all…