By Emily Hawkins | cityam.com
Travel firm Tui has cancelled holidays to hotspot European destinations and beyond as coronavirus restrictions continue.
The holiday firm will not offer Tui flights to Malta and certain parts of Italy – Sardinia, Sicily and Calabria – or holidays in Almeria and Girona in Spain until at least October 31.
Flights and packages for holidays in tourist destinations – including Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Montenegro – have also been cancelled into the autumn.
Beyond Europe, programmes were cancelled until August 31 due to “ongoing uncertainty around travel”. These include Florida and Cancun, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE and US.
The travel giant has also cancelled holiday packages with non-Tui flights to Aruba, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Turkey, Tunisia, Canada, Seychelles and Tobago, until September 4.
The changes affect customers who booked flights for the end of August through to October to these destinations.
Holidays to green and amber list destinations going ahead include the Balearics – Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca – and the Canaries – including Tenerife and Gran Canaria – and Malta with non-Tui flights.
The Hanover-based company said it would not be offering holidays to red list destinations or any countries where Brits would be required to quarantine on arrival.
A spokesperson said: “If we need to cancel holidays because of updated government guidance, or after reviewing our holiday programme, we will contact customers and aim to give at least seven days advance notice.”
Full refunds will be offered to customers or they will be offered a booking incentive to change their holiday to a later date.
The firm said last week it had 4.2m people booked for the summer period in total as it reported its first cash positive quarter since the start of the pandemic.
It posted a €670m (£564.3m) loss for the period, on revenue of €650m.