By Ron Howells •
Published: 26 May 2021 • 7:34
AIRLINE, TUI, has added more flights to Portugal to keep up with demand from people wanting to go on their summer holidays. image: Pixabay
TUI Cancels More Amber List Hols Including Bulgaria And Egypt But NOT Spain.
TUI, the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world, has now cancelled more holidays until the end of next month due to them being left off the UK’s green list.
With just Portugal remaining as the main European holiday hotspot on the green list, Brits have very few restriction-free destinations currently open.
The global tour operator has announced that holidays to amber list destinations Bulgaria, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Morocco have been cancelled until June 27- holidays and flights to Spain remain largely unaffected however.
Holidays to red-list Turkey has also been cancelled until the end of next month with TUI saying that they removed the holidays due to “ongoing uncertainty” over restrictions in the UK government’s traffic light system.
They said: “All customers impacted by these cancellations will be contacted directly and will be able to request a full cash refund, or to change to a later date or alternative holiday and receive a booking incentive.”
However, they are still flying to some amber list destinations, including to Greek islands Crete, Corfu and Rhodes, some parts of Spain as well as Cuba, Barbados and St Lucia.
Flights to the Spanish islands will resume later this week, with more Greek islands being added from June 7.
Customers impacted will be offered a full cash refund or may change to a later date. The government’s next update on possible changes to the green, amber and red tiers is expected on 7 June.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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