Green List: TUI cancels more vacations ahead of next UK government overseas travel review
TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, has cut more holidays amid prolonged uncertainty ahead of the UK government’s review of travel restrictions.
The tour operator canceled trips to the Orange and Red countries before the middle of next month as vacations at most UK airports face an impact.
The company recently canceled trips to Turkey and several other destinations due to restrictions on travel to resorts.
TUI said it: “unfortunately had to cancel all vacations to the following red and orange destinations” until June 13 inclusive.
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Aruba, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece – Crete (Chania), Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Preveza, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thassos, Zante – Italy, Jamaica, Spain – mainland Spain, Formentera, Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and La Palma.
All TUI Lakes and Mountains holidays are canceled until June 13 inclusive, while trips to Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey were removed until June 27.
The company said, âAll customers affected by these cancellations will be contacted directly and may request a full cash refund or move to a later date or alternate holiday and receive a booking incentive.
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âIf we have to cancel an upcoming vacation due to updated government guidelines, we will contact you directly and endeavor to give customers at least seven days’ notice.
Despite the cancellations, TUI added five new weekly services to the non-quarantined Algarve Green List destination.
The new services are: Birmingham to Faro: weekly (Sunday) May 30 to October 31; Manchester to Faro: weekly (Thursday) from June 3 to – October 28; Newcastle to Faro: weekly (Thursday) from May 27 to October 28; Newcastle to Faro: weekly (Sunday) May 30 to October 30; Gatwick to Faro: weekly (Thursday) June 3 – June 17.
These flights are in addition to the 14 weekly flights already on sale from UK airports throughout the summer. TUI operates flights to Faro from East Midlands, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Midlands, Gatwick, Newcastle, Manchester and Stansted.