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Flyers Snap Up Long-Haul Trips After U.K. Eases Covid Rules

  • TUI sees quick sales jump after changes to travel tests policy
  • Barbados, New York near top of passenger wish-list: BA, Virgin
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British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. and TUI AG reported surging interest in long-haul travel after Britain last week scaled back coronavirus testing requirements that had acted as a barrier to sales.

Package-holiday giant TUI said bookings soared almost immediately on the policy change. British Airways Holidays, meanwhile, saw searches jump nearly 40% compared with the final week of 2021, with New York, Dubai and Barbados the most sought-out locations and beach resorts generally leading the way.