Hay’s Travel has launched a nationwide campaign to recruit 700 apprentices as well as experienced travel agents. The owners said there is “light at the end of the tunnel” after the pandemic forced them to close 650 outlets around the UK. But when exactly is Hay’s Travel reopening and when can you book a holiday with the agent?
Travel agents like many other businesses across the UK were forced to close in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
Today Britons are awaiting news from the Government about the new air bridges relating to quarantine policies.
The Government is expected to publish the long-anticipated list of air-bridge countries on Monday which will enable people to travel abroad again.
The government is expected to introduce a traffic light system that will classify countries depending on the prevalence of coronavirus.
“Green” will mean they are safer than the UK, “amber” meaning they are less safe, and “red” will mean arrivals will still need to self isolate on return from that country.
France, Spain and Italy are expected to feature on the green list while countries with rising rates of COVID-19 may be classified as red or amber.
In its retail outlets, plastic screens have been erected to protect staff and customers.
Increased hygiene measures have been put in place to lower the risk of transmission.
The firm will limit the number of available customers in-store by implementing a booking appointment for in-store appointments.
Customers are able to contact the travel agency on the phone or via video calls as well.
Hays Travel managing director John Hays said: “We are really looking forward to being back serving our customers in our shops, but we will only do it in the safest possible way for all of us.
“More than 3,000 retail staff have been working from home to keep services going virtually since the lockdown began and we will continue to provide a number of different ways to contact us, including Zoom and Facetime email or a phone call.
“More customers are now booking holidays for later this year or 2021.
“They are choosing a variety of destinations such as Greece, the Balearics and the Canaries, and on selected new bookings we are offering our Peace of Mind Guarantee, meaning that if our customers need to cancel or change for any reason within six weeks of departure, they can have a full no quibble refund with no cancellation charges.”
Published at Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:24:00 +0000