On the Beach, which sat out the summer season, has confirmed holidays are now back on sale. The company will offer free Covid-19 tests for new bookings made before the end of the month.
The travel trade in England has given a mixed reception to plans to remove quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from amber list countries.
On the Beach Group has raised £26 million through the sale of new shares in the company. The travel agent sold a total of 7,870,000 placing shares at a price of 330 pence each.
On the Beach has seen adjusted revenue for the six months to the end of March fall to just £12 million. This is down 77 per cent from the £53 million reported for the same period last year.
A white paper exploring the impact of cancelled holidays caused by Covid-19 on consumers reveals the more than £700 million is held by travel companies from across the industry.
On the Beach has taken the dramatic step of taking all holidays this summer off sale. The company, one of the largest tour operators in the UK, blamed “continuing uncertainty” around international leisure travel.
On the Beach is calling for cash refunds to be given to consumers holding refund credit notes for their Covid-19-cancelled holiday. The remarks come as the CAA considered extending the system.
Most recently, after leaving government in 2018, Justine Greening founded the Social Mobility Pledge campaign to drive grass roots change through business and higher education.
Ahead of its annual general meeting today, the company said UK web traffic, bookings and spend on online marketing activity across the last four months were all well down.
On the Beach has reported total losses of £46 million for the year ended September 30th, as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to take a huge toll on the sector.
Zoe Harris joins On the Beach from GoCo Group where she has been since 2018, initially holding the role of chief marketing officer for GoCompare.
The online travel agent declined to refund customers for the flight element of package bookings to Spain unless airlines had cancelled flights and made a refund.