Britons have raced to secure trips to popular spots like Costa Del Sol and Menorca in the hopes of reduced coronavirus restrictions by the summer, MailOnline can reveal. Reservations on rental cottages in the UK are 63 per cent higher than last year as others take the more cautious approach of planning a staycation amid tightening border restrictions in the UK. Airlines have been encouraging potential holidaymakers to book their summer getaways this month – despite Priti Patel yesterday saying it is too soon to tell what the restrictions will be in the warmer months. Last year restrictions were eased as cases fell when the mercury rose, but it is still unknown whether this year will follow a similar trajectory. At yesterday’s coronavirus briefing, the Home Secretary said: ‘It is is far too early in terms to speculate around restrictions, such as the point you just made should people be booking a holiday.’ But one travel agency founder told MailOnline he has seen a 300 per cent increase in bookings this month compared to November. Tom Harding at Nemo said: ‘These are split between staycations from March, European trips from around June and longer haul from September. ‘In the last… Read full this story
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