TUI is offering more holiday packages to the Greek Islands for the British tourists who wish to visit them at the end of 2020.
The travel company announces additional flights to the holiday hotspots of Kos, Rhodes, and Zante. Moreover, it says that this includes thousands of new packages.
However, it will be offering a sale on Zante holidays for travel in October. And flights will be available from London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.
Moreover, for Kos, the company is adding extra holidays until the 15th of November. It will be operating flights from London Gatwick and Manchester.
Meanwhile, Rhodes holidays will also be on offer for departures up to and including the 14th November 2020. There will be flights from London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.
This news comes as a result, the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini, and Zakynthos were back on the UK’s travel corridor list. This means that Brits will not need to self-isolate when returning from the holiday hotspots.
All of the extra holidays are already available to book on the TUI website. The prices are starting from £449pp. There are also savings of up to £600 per couple to be had.
Visiting Other Quarantine Free Countries
However, if anyone can not visit the Greek Islands now, the good news is there are still other countries Brits can visit without needing to isolate.
The government has launched a new task force to look at ways in which the 14 day quarantine period can be cut down.
However, this includes looking at airport testing. As well as other alternatives such as being required to self-isolate before you travel.
Loss Amid the Pandemic
Due to the low demand for Europe’s largest holiday company, TUI faces a loss of €1.1 billion (£994m) during the months of April and June. It is because of the low travel demand which caused a 98% fall in revenue.
However, it was taking people again for holidays in mid-June as there was a surge in travel. But still, summer bookings were low by 80% as compared to last year. And the company did not expect demand to return to normal until 2022.
The company has reopened more than half of its hotels worldwide, including in Europe, Mexico, Egypt, and the Caribbean. Though the average occupancy rate was 23% to allow for social distancing.
However, to cover the losses the company is trying hard to come up with tactics that will help the travel giant to survive during the pandemic crisis.