Holidays currently face much uncertainty due to the coronavirus crisis. Many Britons have been left frustrated and wondering when they can go abroad again. At the moment, Britons are not allowed to travel unless for “essential” reasons.
Not only will they be more expensive, but package holidays will also be pretty different.
James cautioned that many elements of such a break travellers love might simply not exist any more.
“Even when [customers] get to their hotel, there will be no buffet and all kinds of limitations around the pool,” he said.
There’s debate over whether airline prices will rise, adding to the hike in package holiday prices.
Some aviation experts predict that there could be as much as a 30 percent rise in flight prices if airlines have to block out the middle seat to allow for social distancing.
However, Ryanair have claimed the opposite will happen.
In the airline’s latest update, Ryanair said they believe airline price wars will take place.
“When Group airlines return to scheduled flying from July, the competitive landscape in Europe will be distorted by unprecedented quantums of State Aid (in breach of EU rules) under which over €30bn has been gifted to the Lufthansa Group, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, SAS and Norwegian among others,” said the carrier in a statement.
“We therefore expect that traffic on reduced flight schedules will be subject to significant price discounting, and below cost selling, from these flag carriers with huge State Aid war chests.”
Travel expert Simon Calder has shared his insight into when he thinks Britons will be able to travel again.
He explained that people in the travel industry are predicting that holidays in the UK may not be allowed until June.
Calder said: “Talking to people in the travel industry, they’re expecting that to be lifted at least in England perhaps around early June.