Europe’s largest tour operator Tui have said that they are “confident” and “optimistic” for summer holidays abroad due to the successful vaccine rollout.
Tui Group chief executive Friedrich Joussen told the BBC in an interview that in March they had 2.8m bookings and are expecting to operate up to 75% of their normal schedule this summer.
Under Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, from 17 May Brits are set to be allowed to travel abroad for holidays.
Joussen told the BBC, “We are still confident that we will have a decent summer.
“All medical advice we are getting as a company says that existing vaccines are working with existing variants.
“Now they might be less efficient sometimes, but still it’s much better than not being vaccinated.”
He also believes that a negative test is as effective as a vaccine passport, but did say the tests must be cheaper for a successful strategy.