The entry of the Balearic Islands on the UK’s green list has allowed the restart of trips, cancelled since March last year.
The return of British tourism to the Balearic Islands is now a reality. The tour operator Jumbo Tours Group (JTG) received the first travellers yesterday afternoon through easyJet Holidays, its partner in the UK, after more than a year of inactivity. The operator had cancelled holidays to the Balearics in March 2020 in response to UK Foreign Office travel restrictions and recommendations. The islands’ entry onto the UK’s green list a few days ago has allowed Britons to return to one of their favourite destinations in Europe.
“To be able to welcome the first customers to the Balearics by offering them a safe holiday is excellent news and one that we are very excited about,” says Jonatan Casacuberta, JTG’s Global Marketing and Distribution Director. “After a challenging year and a half, we would like to thank our British customers for their response, for whom we have worked on a holiday experience that is completely tailored to their needs. We are very pleased with the trust they have placed in us”.
Dean Thomas, Chief Operating Officer of easyJet Holidays, who travelled to Mallorca to welcome the first customers who flew in yesterday, said he was “very pleased to see the Balearic Islands on the green list, and we have had an extraordinary response from customers who have travelled today and those who have booked to travel in the coming weeks”. For that, he also wanted to say “a big thank you to our customers for their loyalty and patience, as well as to our partners in Mallorca who are helping us to create fantastic holiday experiences this summer”.
Both operators are encouraged with the start of operations, although they are aware that this situation could change again, which is why they are doing their bit to avoid it by complying with all the established regulations, offering protection and all the guarantees to their customers in the event of unforeseen events, such as flexibility when it comes to changes or cancellations. easyJet Holidays customers can already make changes to their holiday, free of charge, up to 28 days before departure. Currently, should a destination move from the green list, which exempts travellers from a ten-day quarantine upon return to the country, to the amber list, which requires passengers to test negative for coronavirus three times, affected customers can make changes up to 24 hours before travel.