Tui UK has stated its belief overseas holidays for the UK market “will be possible this year” despite the government reportedly looking at making international travel illegal before July.
Tui said in a statement today: “We remain committed to working closely with the government on the Global Travel Taskforce and look forward to understanding more about when international travel can take place when it reports on 12 April.
“We believe holidays this summer will be possible, taking into account our outstanding vaccination programme and the use of testing where required.
“We recognise that entry requirements will vary from country to country and we will do everything we can to communicate requirements to our customers.
“Currently all Tui holidays have been cancelled before 17 May and all customers with a booking before the end of June are able to move it to another time for free as we recognise the uncertainty around travel at this time.”
Responding to the news yesterday that the UK government is reportedly exploring a traffic light system for the resumption of international travel, Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “From the demand that we are continuing to see, one thing remains abundantly clear – our customers very much want to get away on their holidays this summer and beyond.
“As the summer approaches, customers are now looking forward to clarity about how they can get away on their much-needed holidays, which they have waited a long time for.
“We once again welcome the fact that the UK government is continuing to show a clear ambition to reopen international travel, and, like our customers, we look forward to further detail in the coming weeks so that we can get flying again.”