Yorkshire Times
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8:00 AM 31st October 2020

TUI Launches Winter & Summer Programmes

TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays from Manchester Airport and is set to put summer 2022 holidays on sale from 5th November, with thousands of free kids’ places, low deposits from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online on offer.

It comes as 86% of customers surveyed in September said they expect to have gone on holiday again by next summer - reinforcing the growing appetite for future travel post Covid-19.

With on-going travel corridor uncertainty for some regular favourites this winter, those craving sunshine during the coldest months have already booked for next winter, with strong demand in particular for Cancun and Jamaica so far from the extensive range of 39 destinations on sale from Manchester Airport.

The winter 2021/22 programme will see the reintroduction of flights to Alicante and more services to Barbados, Banjul, Cancun, Fuerteventura, Hurghada and Varadero.

Recognising the need for varied holiday durations, customers travelling to Banjul and Varadero will have the option of new 10- and 11- night holidays. TUI customers flying from Manchester Airport will also have access to the Marella Cruises Asia sailing programme, including itineraries such as Arabian Sunset 2 and Wonders of the Far East 2.

With 57% of customers saying they expect to book a Mediterranean beach holiday for 2021, TUI anticipates greater demand for summer 2022 as people want to ‘make up’ for not being able to go away this year.

So far, Greece is the standout destination of choice based on current bookings for next summer, with Turkey and Egypt also popular, and patterns indicate these trends could continue into 2022.

The summer 2022 programme from Manchester Airport will see 56 destinations on offer, including six long haul hotspots, Cancun, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Vallarta and Florida.

TUI has increased its Cancun programme with flights operating daily, and there will also be seven flights each week to Tenerife and Dalaman.

Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director at TUI said: “Our latest customer survey and booking patterns for next summer indicate that the great British public are looking forward to future holidays even more so as they may have been unable to take one this year. This is why we have launched our future holiday programmes through to the end of October 2022, so that families and couples alike can plan ahead to next year and beyond to make informed choices about what will make their perfect holiday from the wide range we have on offer.”