A TRAVEL agent with a branch in Keighley says it has experienced its busiest day since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday alone, Hays Travel – whose Keighley outlet is in the Airedale Shopping Centre – saw a massive 325 per cent surge in business.

The company said customers were now more assured about booking holidays, for a combination of reasons – including the Government’s green light for people to go-ahead and book, plus the vaccine rollout.

Also, Hays Travel has introduced rapid Covid-19 tests for travellers.

And a further boost was received when top cruise operators announced schedules for “seacations” around Britain – and voyages to destinations further afield next year and in 2023.

Jonathon Woodall, for Hays Travel, said: “The cruise holidays have definitely got our customers excited and bookings are really strong.

“We are working within the Government’s guidelines to do all we can to make it possible for people to be able to go on the holiday they want, where and when it’s safe to do so.”