British arrivals triggers a surge in bookings for Malaga transfers services

With the easing of restrictions on international mobility by Boris Johnson’s government, tourism in Spain has begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is because the British are the main foreign holiday customer, especially in destinations such as the Costa del Sol. This is why services such as Marbella Party Bus Airport transfers have boomed in recent weeks.

What are the holiday rules for travel to green, amber and red list countries?

British tourists fully vaccinated don’t have to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival in the UK. This is valid only if they are travelling to countries classified as green or amber, as is the case in Spain. However, they will have to undergo two Covid-19 tests one before travelling and another one after the trip.
The measure came into effect from Monday 19th July, which coincided with the lifting of all Covid restrictions in the UK. All this has completely benefited the Spanish tourism sector, especially  the businesses on the Costa del Sol in Malaga, which has in the British visitor a loyal customer, in fact, it’s safe to say that It has become the key to the recovery of the sector.

Market reaction after the lifting of restrictions in the UK

As a direct result of these measures, flight bookings to the Iberian country skyrocketed even long before they came into force.

To be more specific, ticket sales increased by 400%. Therefore, the Airline Association has made it clear that this increase was a consequence of the relaxation of the rules imposed by Boris Johnson’s government. In addition, the Association recalled that the percentage of bookings for flights, hotels and other services such as malaga transfer, were starting from zero, which is why the rise in sales after the end of the quarantines was foreseeable.
This upturn in sales has been seen especially in bookings for destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, the Valencian Community and the Costa del Sol. In this sense, although not a month has passed since the announcements, the following results have been seen:

1. Reservation of tickets

According to the latest data provided by EFE, there has been a 400% increase in travels to Spain. This has caused airlines to increase flight frequencies as well as capacities with the UK. On the other hand, ticket sales rose to +88% of 2019 levels.

2. Hotel bookings and transfers

Hotel chains and booking platforms in malaga transfer have already accumulated booking levels that have doubled those of 2020. However, global demand forecasts estimate drops of around 50% compared to 2019, but this is excellent news for Spain’s tourism sector, as it means that they are not at a critical level like last year.