EasyJet is restarting holidays in Crete as the Greek Island is back on the UK travel corridors list.
However, the UK travelers returning from the island after 4 am on Sunday, October 18 will not have to quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the FCDO has changed its travel advice to allow Brits to head to Crete for non-essential reasons.
However, the new Crete holiday packages are available on the easyJet Holidays website from Saturday, October 17. Moreover, flights to Heraklion will be available from October 24, 2020.
Offering Flexible Refund Policy
The travel firm is offering a flexible refund and cancelation policy. And currently has a Protection Promise in place for customers.
A key highlight is that if you change your mind up to 28 days before your departure date. You can get a full refund with no extra fees.
This sits alongside the brand’s existing policy to cancel any holidays where there is “a known quarantine or self-isolation requirement in the destination”.
Paul Bixby, easyJet holidays Commercial Director, said, “We know people have really missed their holidays this year. And Greece is one of our favorite destinations. So we appreciate yesterday’s announcement and we’re really happy to re-start holidays to Crete in time for October half term.”
“We’ve got some fantastic offers for anyone looking for a last-minute sunshine getaway.”
“We’re also committed to giving our customers peace of mind, which is why we launched our Covid Commitments and our Protection Promise, which lets people book their holidays with the reassurance that if things change they are protected.”
“We pride ourselves on being on our customer’s side, always.”
Decision-Based on the Research
However, research undertaken by Easyjet Holidays revealed that 53 percent of Britons are only willing to book a holiday abroad at the moment.
Furthermore, 46 percent are concerned about not being able to get a refund if a holiday cannot go ahead. And 38 percent worries about losing money if they need to change their travel plans.
Matt Callaghan, customer director at Easyjet Holidays said, “Consumer confidence in holidays abroad has taken a huge hit this year. And travelers have different priorities now when it comes to booking a trip.”
“With the restrictions continuing to change. The industry must step up and adapt to this new reality to rebuild consumer trust.”
In addition, he said, “That’s why we’re launching our new Protection Promise, setting a benchmark for customer flexibility in the industry. And encouraging travelers to book their holidays with the reassurance that if things change they are protected.”
“And this isn’t a short-term move, this is a fundamental change to what customers can expect whenever they book with Easyjet holidays.”