Tui cancels all holidays for UK customers until June 30 and its Marella Cruises sailings up to July 30 as a result of ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions
- The UK’s biggest tour operator had previously cancelled all trips up to June 11
- Rival tour operator Jet2holidays has also suspended its holidays, up to July 1
- Tui said that all impacted customers would receive a refund credit
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Tui has extended the suspension of all beach holidays for UK customers until June 30 and all Marella Cruises sailings up to July 30, 2020.
The UK’s biggest tour operator had previously cancelled all trips up to June 11.
Tui said in a statement that it has extended the suspension of holidays ‘due to the ongoing travel restrictions’.
Tui has extended the suspension of all beach holidays for UK customers until June 30 and all Marella Cruises sailings up to July 30, 2020
It added: ‘All customers whose bookings are impacted by the above changes will receive a refund credit and if their booking was for a package they will also get an up to 20 per cent incentive, or they can request a cash refund via an online form on the Tui website.
‘All customers should receive their refund credit within four weeks before their original departure date. Customers who booked on the Tui or First Choice website or via the Tui or First Choice app can amend their booking with their incentive themselves via Manage my Booking.
‘With so much uncertainty around when travel will be able to recommence customers due to travel before the end of August have the opportunity to amend their holiday for free so they don’t have to pay until closer to their new departure date.’
Rival tour operator Jet2holidays has also suspended its holidays, up to July 1.
A 14-day quarantine for international arrivals is due to begin in the UK on June 8.
Jet2 has extended the cancellation period of all of its flights and holidays until July 1
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all but essential international travel since March 17.
Major UK tour operators will not run trips until the FCO changes its position.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to be more optimistic than in the past when asked about the prospect of people being able to go on holiday this summer.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘I think the answer is let’s see where we get to.’
Mr Hancock had previously commented that ‘big, lavish international holidays’ were ‘unlikely’ to be possible this summer.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, April and May 2021 have become the most popular months for Britons to book overseas package holidays for
Meanwhile, yesterday, it was revealed that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, April and May 2021 have become the most popular months for Britons to book overseas package holidays for.
That’s according to UK data gathered over the past month by TravelSupermarket, which revealed that the most booked destination is Paphos in Cyprus, followed by the Costa Blanca then Orlando.
The rest of the top 10 most booked destinations list comprises Tenerife (fourth), New York (fifth), the resorts around Antalya in Turkey (sixth), the resorts around Dalaman in Turkey (seventh), Dominican Republic (eighth), Ibiza (ninth) and Majorca (10th).
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