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West Midlands travel agents reveal the most popular destinations as bookings soar

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People are starting to book holidays abroad again in greater numbers

It came with the government announcing the lifting of Covid-19 testing requirements for travellers.

Vacation bookings for Your Co-op Travel, part of The Midcounties Co-operative, have soared following the relaxation of strict travel testing measures.

Sunday-Wednesday bookings were up more than 100% from the same four days the week before the announcement.

Natalie Turner, branch manager for Your Co-op Travel, said: “We are delighted to see the significant change to travel testing rules by our own government, coupled with the news that holiday hotspots like the France plan to ease entry requirements for Britons, has inspired confidence in our members and customers and given a welcome boost to bookings.

“30% of vacations booked since Sunday are for departures by March as many of our members and customers seek instant getaways. More than half (55%) of bookings are for summer 2022, and the most popular week is currently May 28-June 4, as sun-seekers seek to take advantage of the two extra Jubilee holidays. Queen and School Midterm Break.

“The best-selling destinations this summer are the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, Turkey, Greece and Croatia. For winter 22/23, these are the Canary Islands, Sri Lanka, New York and Barbados.

“Our Your Co-op Travel January sale runs until February 11, 2022, offering members and customers up to £200 off new bookings.”

Your Co-op Travel has branches in Aldridge, Bilston, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Dudley, Finchfield, Halesowen, Kingswinford, Sedgley, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Wednesbury, Wednesfield and Wolverhampton.