Summer 2023 is already set to be a massive year for the travel sector and travellers alike as the world looks for a way to resume normality after the covid-19 pandemic.
This includes developments for Northern Ireland with the recent opening of the Game of Thrones Studio Tour and the usual culprits of the Giants Causeway and Derry’s Walls attracting visitors to this part of the world.
Not only has inbound tourism taken off, but so has outbound tourism, which is likely to grow and reach pre-pandemic levels once again.
In an exclusive interview with Northern Ireland Travel News, Mr Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2 and Jet2Holidays, confirmed this information.
“The nervousness [of travellers] is disappearing and everyday that we do not have bad news is increasing confidence and we are getting confident for Summer 2022”
Jet2 have recently increased flights from Belfast to Malaga and Tenerife for the summer months in a bid to increase capacity gradually.
“We are looking at new destinations for Summer 2023 and the new ones for summer 2022 are doing well and we are looking to introduce more. Hopefully this will then extend to Northern Ireland as well.”
Jet2Holidays is also working closely to increase the company’s hotel product which Steve confirms:
“In Faro we have a brand new product which has come to us… so we are looking at getting more product to give people what they want”