Latest updates from TUI with more summer destinations added – but some still anchored
The UK’s largest tour operator, TUI, has announced its latest update on flights and vacations with several new destinations added to the company’s summer schedule.
UIS currently serves the Green List destinations of Madeira, Malta, Porto Santo and Antigua, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland and Jersey.
It also operates in the amber status resorts of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Cyprus (Larnaca and Paphos), Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jamaica, Lanzarote, Kos, Alicante, Malaga, Marrakech in Morocco, Portugal , Rhodes, Skiathos, Saint Lucia, Tenerife and Zakynthos.
But it plans to resume flights to the Croatian resorts of Dubrovnik on August 1, Split on August 2 and Pula from August 3, while Chania on the Greek island of Crete will start from July 27. Flights to La Palma in the Canary Islands will also be from July 27.
However, the holidays remain suspended Canada, Kenya, Seychelles and Tobago, Greece (Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Préveza, Samos, Santorini, Thassos), mainland Spain (except Alicante and Malaga) and Agadir in Morocco until July 31.
Lakes and mountains vacations to Switzerland remain canceled until August 1 to Bourgas in Bulgaria until August 8 and non-TUI Italian lakes and mountains flights until August 10.
Trips to Aruba, Florida, Mexico (Cancun) and Turkey on TUI flights are canceled until August 15.
Non-TUI air travel to Austria, Slovenia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand (Phuket), United Arab Emirates and the United were also suspended until at least August 15.
Meanwhile, services to Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) and Tunisia are suspended until September 4 and Bulgaria (Varna), Girona , Malta, Montenegro and Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria) until October 31.
UIS said, “We are continually reviewing our vacation schedule and cancellations in accordance with government updates every three weeks. We will not take clients to destinations that are red or require quarantine on arrival, unless this can be avoided by a Covid test.
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“If we need to cancel a vacation due to updated government guidelines, or after reviewing our vacation schedule, we will contact customers and try to give at least seven days notice.
“These guests can request a full cash refund, or upgrade to a later date or alternative vacation with a booking incentive.
“We know some customers may not be sure to travel this summer, so to provide continued flexibility and assurance, no-charge changes can be made up to 14 days prior to travel for customers who need to depart until October 31 inclusive. “
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