Travel plans for Christmas and New Year holidays appear unperturbed even in the face of the new variant of the Covid-19 mutant Omicron as the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has confirmed there are no new restrictions on travel and said, what he called, ‘openness’ has reached 70 percent.

Sources told Al-Jarida that the tourism and travel market has absorbed the risks of ‘Omicron’, and there is no need to worry, especially in light of the measures taken by the government and health authorities and Kuwait acquiring vast experience in dealing with the virus.

With reduced fears about the danger of ‘Omicron’, the pace of travel reservations for the Christmas and New Year holidays has returned to its previous levels, say specialists in the tourism and travel sector, adding people continue to book for travel and have shown almost zero desire for cancellations. The travel sources said more than 10 days have passed, and it appears people have absorbed the fears with government authorities sounding no cause for alarm.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Travel and Tourism Offices, Muhammad Al-Mutairi, said that the last three days saw an increase in reservations, stressing that things are going for the better and have become almost normal.

Al-Mutairi added the ticket prices are moderate, and travelers have begun to book their vacations, expecting that things will be fine during the coming period.

Reliable sources told the daily the most preferred holiday destinations are London, Turkey, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dubai.

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