TUI cancels more vacations with scrapped Spain, Greece and others
TUI canceled more flights and vacations to a number of destinations this summer.
The travel group has suspended travel to the Orange and Red countries until next month.
This despite Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirming that the Canary Islands will be considered separately when travel rules are updated.
The approach has raised hopes that popular vacation hotspots such as the Canaries and Balearic Islands could be moved to the green list of travel destinations.
Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and updates from Liverpool ECHO by signing up here.
But Mr Shapps told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that no decision has yet been made.
“There is a difference between the ‘principle’, the way we want to do this job, and the actual data and what the Joint BiosecurityCentre (JBC) is going to offer us. . “
The JBC looked at issues such as coronavirus level, vaccination data, and the ability to sequence the genome to discover variants.
Mr Shapps said: “Sometimes this installation can be a problem in small places.”
TUI recently canceled trips to Turkey and several other destinations due to restrictions on travel at resorts, HertsLive reports.
They said they had to “unfortunately cancel all holidays to the following red and orange destinations” until June 13 inclusive.
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, “All 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.
“If 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 has added five new weekly services to the non-quarantined destination on the Algarve Green List.
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.