Travel news latest: Demand surges for holidays to green-listed Iceland and Gibraltar
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Travel news latest: Demand surges for holidays to green-listed Iceland and Gibraltar

Green destinations such as Gibraltar and Iceland have seen a spike in demand as Britons rush to make the most of the meagre quarantine-free travel list.

The number of seats sold for flights to Gibraltar rose by 115 per cent in the first week of June compared to the previous week, according to data from Skyskcanner, The Times reports. There was also a 40 per cent increase in demand for flights to Iceland.

Carriers have announced additional services to both destinations  – British Airways, easyJet, Wizz Air and Eastern Airways have added new flights to Gibraltar, while Icelandair will increase the number of daily services between the UK and Iceland from one to two in July. It will also add new direct flights from Gatwick and Manchester later this summer.

Israel’s tourist office told The Times it had also seen a rise in bookings. The country expects to reopen to UK travellers on July 1.

These bookings figures follow warnings from UK ambassadors that Britain is unlikely to…

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