TUI, the UK’s largest travel agency, has suspended its beach vacation for the next five weeks.
The company has canceled all trips until May 14, while its Marella Cruises have been suspended until at least June.
A spokesperson said, “We are constantly monitoring the situation and will start taking vacations as soon as we can.
TUI, the UK’s largest travel agency, has suspended beach holidays for five weeks
Marella Cruises’ crossings were halted until at least June due to the coronavirus crisis
“At this point, no one can accurately predict when this will happen, so for the moment we will be keeping a close eye on our schedule and will continue to modify and adapt the schedules in accordance with the latest global travel advice. “
Vacationers desperate to escape the coronavirus lockdown when restrictions are finally lifted will eagerly await further news.
A wave of travel to popular destinations across Europe is expected, but the travel industry continues to be devastated by Covid-19.
An FCO Twitter update on Saturday said, “The Foreign Office advises against all non-essential world travel indefinitely.”
Beaches will remain deserted in popular vacation destinations for now
Jet2 also felt enormous pressure, canceling all flights and vacations until mid-June.
They are the second largest UK travel company behind TUI and have designated June 17 as their resumption date for travel.
A spokesperson for Jet2 said, “We are keeping this decision under constant review, in accordance with guidance from governments and relevant authorities.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Saturday warned the British against all non-essential overseas travel indefinitely
Low-cost airline easyJet, which also operates holidays, has frozen flights until further notice and British Airways has told customers to continue to check its website for travel bookings after May 31.
Thousands of vacationers have requested a refund, which they should receive within 14 days of their request.
But due to the large number of requests and cash flow problems in travel agencies, many have experienced late payments.
Tour operator Jet2 has canceled all flights and vacations until June 17 due to the coronavirus crisis