Jet2 launch 2021 journey offers – is it secure to ebook a visit?
With the UK in the midst of yet another national lockdown, many are dreaming of getting their travel basket list back on track in 2021.
Some airlines and travel companies, including Jet2 and Jet2Holidays, have launched flights and packages for the 2021 summer vacation season. However, will it be safe to travel abroad by the summer as the UK is currently under national lockdown?
Airports and airlines hope that as the UK vaccination program evolves, there will be more international flights during the year.
Nicky Kelvin, Director of Content on the travel website and blog of The Points Guys UK, gives an overview of what travelers should consider when booking a vacation in the future.
Should people go on vacation now?
“The Council of Government is currently definitely against holidays. The new national lockdown is against vacation travel, and you can only travel with certain exceptions, ”says Kelvin.
“These exceptions can be found on the government website.
“Traveling for a pure vacation is a no. There is also no exact date when these instructions will change.”
Travel is currently only permitted for essential reasons. This could be work, training, medical appointments, or care responsibilities.
Should I book a vacation for summer 2021?
“Looking ahead to summer and beyond until the end of the year, there’s no reason you can’t book it when there’s a really good deal that you want to take advantage of,” comments Kelvin.
However, there are a number of things to look out for when booking a summer vacation deal:
Make sure the ticket is protected and flexible
You should make sure that your money is fully protected and that your ticket is flexible.
Kelvin recommends that you aim for a booking that is fully cancellable and flexible so that you can change travel dates or receive a refund.
Have adequate insurance
You should make sure that you have full and adequate insurance to cover you for as many eventualities as possible.
Book ATOL protected and with a credit card
You should make sure that the company is protected by ATOL (Air Travel Organizers License). When booking direct with an airline, Kelvin recommends paying with a credit card for legal protection.
This gives you extra protection in case the airline goes down and you can likely get your money back.
Is it better to book early with vacation deals in 2021?
“If there’s no risk and the business is great, it’s worth trying,” says Kelvin.
“We won’t see the end of the great offers and prices in the course of the year. I think we will see lots of offers and sales as the trip picks up again. Now a deal won’t go away and you will never see it again.
“The only thing that could change – and this is very difficult to predict when travel destinations become popular or when travel corridors emerge – are rising prices. This was seen with Dubai in 2020.
“Therefore, people should keep in mind that location prices may increase if travel is allowed.”