The Government has announced that the May Day bank holiday in 2020 will be moved.
Instead of taking place on Monday 4th May, it will now take place on Friday 8th May.
This is to allow it to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
This has a few implications if you had booked, or were planning to book, flights over that weekend.
If you have already booked a short break for the May Day bank holiday:
If you paid cash, you’re stuck!
If you booked with Avios, you should be looking to rebook as soon as possible as long as your hotel plans are flexible. The change fee is £35 per person, but you may prefer to pay this rather than take an extra day of work.
If you haven’t booked anything yet:
You’re in luck! As this news was only released on Friday, you may find good Avios availability to Europe for the weekend of 8th to 10th May.
It is also possible that hotels have not yet adjusted their rates, because you would expect to pay a premium over the May bank holiday.
You can find out more about the change on BBC News here.
PS. It is worth remembering that Spring bank holiday is on 25th May next year. This gives the potential for an 18 day holiday between Friday 8th May and Monday 25th May which requires just 10 days of leave.
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