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Statement on COVID-19

Updated 23rd February 2021

Future travel with the Arena Travel Group

Now that the Government have announced the ‘Road Map’ out of lockdown, and set the milestones for the opening up of travel, we are now, at last, looking forward with positivity to the resumption of our holidays as soon as we are able, and it is safe to do so.

The Government has set up a Global Travel Taskforce that will report on April 12th. Domestic tourism is expected to open up soon after this date and International travel not expected to be permitted before May 17th, with full restrictions lifted no earlier than June 21st. We will of course be following these guidelines and contacting all of those clients due to travel in this period through to June 21st after the announcement in April or no later than 4 weeks prior to the planned departure date.

We at Arena Travel are pleased with this announcement and welcome this cautious approach with clarity and a degree of certainty. We have already seen a great uplift in bookings since this announcement and expect to see strong bookings for this Summer and into 2022. I am particularly pleased that our team have been able to develop an extensive collection of UK holidays and breaks across our full holiday range. I am also pleased to report that we have our 2022 season holidays on sale much earlier than we would have traditionally had.

When our holidays resume we will of course operate under Covid aware and safe conditions, with vaccinations or negative tests a requirement, as well as reasonable distancing, mask wearing, sanitisation and other protocols as required.

I do hope that, like us, you are looking forward to the resumption of travel. Whether you will look to get away as soon as you are able, wait for a little later this year or even in 2022, now really is a good time to book your holiday and give yourselves something to look forward to, all with the safety of our full Financial Protection and Flexible Booking Policy that allows you to transfer your holiday at no cost.

I would once again personally like to thank all our customers during this difficult time for their patience and understanding, and myself and our entire team look forward to welcoming you on a holiday soon, when you are ready to do so.

 
Steve Goodenough
Managing Director