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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: People continue to make travel plans for Christmas and New Year season unperturbed by the outbreak of the new Covid-19 mutant omicron, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily added, it appears 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 and the Directorate- General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirming there are no new restrictions on travel. Sources told the daily with reduced fears about the danger of ‘omicron’, the pace of travel reservations for the Christmas and New Year holidays has returned to its earlier levels.
Specialists in the tourism and travel sector say people continue to book for travel and amidst zero desire for cancellations. 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 and that the most preferred holiday destinations appear to be London, Turkey, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dubai. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff and Agencies