Jet2holidays has seen bookings “slow down” since the terrorist attack in Paris this month.
Talking at the operator’s first overseas conference for independent travel agents, chief executive Steve Heapy said that due to these market conditions it would not be appropriate the offer incentives to boost bookings at this stage.
“We have all seen bookings slow down since the atrocities in Paris; the market is slow at the moment,” he said.
“We’re doing okay. We are in the slide now to Christmas, the market is shrinking by the day and I think a lot of people delayed their decisions so it’s probably not right to offer incentives at the moment.”
Despite this, Jet2holidays, which positions itself as the third-largest tour operator in the UK, was celebrating record results with guests at its Palma conference.
The airline and operator’s parent, Dart Group, reported a 22% increase in Jet2holidays customers to 0.94 million.
“You’ve seen our results,” said Heapy. “We constantly keep our eye on events in the world and obviously Tunisia was terrible.
“Unfortunately there’s nothing we can do to control or prevent them. We just have to be ready to react when they happen.”
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