Travel bookings have slowed over Omicron but less people are cancelling

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30/11/2021 8:31:00 AM

The pandemic has already caused severe disruptions to demand in tourism, and news of the latest variant Omicron, has sparked a collapse in travel bookings, according to Flight Centre CEO Graham Turner.

The pandemic has already caused severe disruptions to demand in tourism, and news of the latest variant Omicron, has sparked a collapse in travel bookings, according to Flight Centre CEO Graham Turner.“It would appear that our customers are slowing down in terms of their inquiry; in the last few weeks, we’ve had a lot of inquiry,” he told Sky News Australia.

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“I think people are just looking at what government is going to do and if they’re going to let things stand, keep the borders open, not do any lockdowns.”Mr Turner said people were not cancelling bookings which had already been made, and the news out of South Africa about the new variant was “pretty good”.

“Generally, what is showing is the vaccines seem to work; the symptoms are generally quite mild, although it is obviously very contagious,” he said.“Probably it’s not necessarily bad news, and we might have to take a little bit of pain until the governments decide what their strategy is.” headtopics.com

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