It’s been a little while since our last update, as we wanted to make sure we were only giving useful and factual information about Summer 2020 in Zante.
There has been some very positive news this week with the UK set to announce Greece, amongst other safe destinations, as part of an ‘Air Bridge’ scheme where tourists can travel to and from the UK with ought having to self isolate for any period of time. This, in affect, officially re-opens tourism for the summer. The announcement is scheduled for next Monday (29th June).
The next hurdle is to make sure direct flights are going ahead between the UK and Zante, a few of the big players have given us their latest information.
Jet2 are set to start their direct flights from 15th July, however, this is the 3rd time they have put a date in place so nothing is set in stone. Hopefully with the announcement on the 29th June, they can push forward and make this date a reality.
Easyjet announced a couple of weeks ago that flight between the UK and Zante would start from 1st August, they actually have flights on sale now from 22nd July from Bristol or 25th July from Gatwick, so there is potential this date will be moved even closer in the coming days/weeks.
Interestingly there ARE direct flights between the UK and Zante starting from 1st July, Wizz Air are flying out of Luton airport 3 times a week and those flights are bookable now, at some amazing prices, click here to check out the options. There are also flights going with British Airways from London Heathrow on the 4th July.
But what does all this mean for events, bars and clubs on the island?
Currently, nobody really knows the answer to this, bars and clubs have been open for residents for a few weeks now and there are plenty more on the Laganas Strip getting ready to open as soon as the first tourist flight lands. It’s good to remember, UK tourists are not alone in Zante, with flights from Germany, Holland and other European destinations starting next week, the resort will soon start to fill up.
At Holiday Box Office, we plan to run every event possible, it’s all dependent on start dates and flights as above, but if there are tourists in resort, we will be there and we’ll be providing the highest quality events in the safest environment. Some of our team are already in resort and ready to go. If for any reason, any events don’t go ahead, customers will be compensated in full on arrival at one of our offices.
As a gesture of goodwill, anybody with event bookings for summer 2020, that have decided to change the dates of their holiday, we’re offering FREE date changes or a COUPON for the full amount spent that can be used anytime upto 30th September 2021. If this affects you and your booking, just click on the messenger feature in the bottom right of this website and someone will be able to help you. Please have your lead name, order number and postcode ready.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, very very soon.