German bookings surge

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With travel restrictions easing and the requirement to test for vaccinated visitors to the UK removed, summer bookings to Cornwall from German visitors are surging, according to destination management company Cornwall DMC.

Although still well below pre-Covid levels, Cornwall DMC director, Niall MacDougall, says reservations for hotels, B&Bs and holiday cottages have for the first time shown strong growth running at approximately 35%-40% of 2019 levels.

“Using exclusive data from our number one ranked German B2C travel website for holidays in Cornwall, it’s the first meaningful rebound in bookings since the start of the pandemic,” said MacDougall.

“Against the backdrop of the expected relaxation of rules across parts of Europe and Scandinavia, consumer confidence for inbound travel to the UK is clearly growing. The removal of the UK from list of ‘countries of concern’ would provide a further impetus to reinforce this trend.”