TUI has confirmed there will be no trips to see Santa this year. The UK & Ireland subsidiary revealed earlier it had taken the “incredibly difficult” decision to suspend holidays to Lapland this winter.
TUI River Cruises and Marella Cruises will put their summer 2022 programmes on sale from November 5th. TUI also confirmed one of its three ships, TUI Maya, will become all-inclusive as standard.
TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays as the company seeks to boost sales in the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown in travel. The holiday giant will put summer 2022 on sale from November.
Marella Cruises and TUI River Cruises have announced they will offer additional flexibility to customers. The TUI-owned pair will extend an existing free amends policy on all new bookings until December 31st.
An experienced manager of many years’ standing with the company, Sebastian Ebel will move to the top of the finance division from January 1st.
The move comes as the cruise sector continues to struggle in the wake the of the pandemic and the TUI-owned Marella Cruises reshapes its programme for the coming seasons.
Including this second stabilisation package, TUI will have financial resources of around €2 billion in hand, the company said it a statement.
Nearly 200 people faced self-isolation after at least 16 passengers on a Tui flight from Zante to Cardiff Airport tested positive for the virus earlier this week.
Marella Cruises has extended a pause in operations until November 15th at the earliest. The line, the third largest in the UK, said the on-going uncertainty around travel restrictions promoted the decision.
TUI has begun a 100-day countdown to the launch of its newest venture. The launch was initially planned for March this year, but was abandoned as the Covid-19 pandemic hit global travel.
TUI has secured an additional €1.2 billion in stabilisation funding from German state-owned development bank KfW in order to ensure sufficient liquidity for the upcoming winter season.
Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic and TUI are failing to refund passengers in agreed time frames, breaching recent commitments to the regulator, according to new research.