French ski bookings skyrocket as ban on UK tourists is lifted

Saturday - 15/01/2022 09:17

People take a ski lift wearing a mandatory mask as a preventive measure against Covid-19 at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in France.   -   Copyright  JEFF PACHOUD/AFP or licensors

People take a ski lift wearing a mandatory mask as a preventive measure against Covid-19 at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in France. - Copyright JEFF PACHOUD/AFP or licensors
In December, France imposed a ban on UK tourists to prevent the spread of the omicron variant. Many travellers had to cancel trips and abandon plans as the ski season was set to kick off.

French holiday bookings have spiked after the country’s tourism minister announced a ban on UK tourists would be lifted from Friday 14 January.

British airline Jet2 claims it has seen a “sharp and immediate” increase in bookings and searches for French ski holidays. While EasyJet reported that it had seen a 600 per cent increase in the number of people choosing to travel to popular winter sports destinations and a 386 per cent increase in flight bookings.

UK tour operator TUI also reported that ski bookings had doubled on Wednesday following reports that restrictions would be eased.

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