A BRADFORD travel boss says bookings are already looking good for holidays for next summer, after welcoming the latest changes to restrictions.

Tony Mann, director of Idle Travel, says the Government lifting its advice against non-essential travel to 32 countries and territories, including Bangladesh and Malaysia, is a step in the right direction.

But he called for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Transport to make such announcements at the same time, after the former lifted the restrictions as of yesterday.

Mr Mann also looked ahead to bookings for holidays over the next years and, after a strong September, expects people to start booking trips away for next summer.

He said: “We expect bookings in January to get stronger.

“We are looking for a decent winter as people seem ready to get away.

“Bookings for summer 2022 are already looking strong.

“I think we could have a really busy January for summer 2022.”