Holidays bounce back despite ongoing travel chaos

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Holidays bounce back despite ongoing travel chaos as Britons head for the Med

Holidaymakers are flooding into southern Europe despite ongoing travel chaos, according to Hostelworld.

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The hostel, hotel and bed and breakfast platform said bookings in southern Europe were back above pre-pandemic levels in the six months to June 30.

Hostelworld also said visits across the whole of Europe from the US and Canada are back above pre-Covid levels. 

Hostel, hotel and bed and breakfast platform Hostelworld said bookings in southern Europe were back above pre-pandemic levels

Hostel, hotel and bed and breakfast platform Hostelworld said bookings in southern Europe were back above pre-pandemic levels 

The influx of North American tourists and southern Europe’s booming popularity helped the company bounce back from Covid.

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Overall bookings hit 80pc of pre-pandemic levels in the first half of the year. 

And after accounting for higher booking values, revenue was 4 per cent up on the same period in 2019.

Gary Morrison, chief executive of Hostelworld – which works across 180 countries – said the travel market is returning despite recent disruption.

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