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Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

TUI to put summer 2022 programme on sale next week


TUI will put its summer 2022 holidays on sale on 5 November, claiming that a recent survey showed that 86% of its customers expected to be travelling again by next summer.

It is already seeing strong demand for winter 2021/22 bookings to Cancun, Jamaica and Tenerife, it said.

TUI has two new winter sun routes for 2021, from London Stansted and Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Boa Vista in Cape Verde.

It also has additional frequencies on a number of existing routes.

Some 57% of customers said they expect to book a Mediterranean beach holiday for summer 2021, and TUI said it expects greater demand for summer 2022 as people 'make up' for not being able to go away this year.

Greece is the standout destination of choice based on current bookings for next summer, with Turkey, Egypt, Mexico and the Dominican Republic also popular. Patterns indicate these trends could continue into 2022, said TUI.

It will offer 62 destinations for summer 2022 from 16 UK airports, including Teeside which is being added to the programme for the first time since 2013 with the launch of a weekly flight to Palma on Tuesdays.

This flight will also give people living in the Teesside area access to four Marella Cruises sailing itineraries, including Coastal Gems, Treasures of the Mediterranean, Magic of Spain and Mediterranean Medley, all on Marella Discovery and on sale from December 2020.

TUI is seeing an upward trend in 4 and 5-star all-inclusive hotel bookings for next summer, with over 40% of customers surveyed expressing this preference.

In the same vein, 18% of customers surveyed said they would look to book a villa holiday with car hire included, making social distancing easier on holiday.

TUI also expects Florida to continue to prove popular as many families moved their trip from this year to 2021, with 40% of holidays to this destination already sold.

Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director 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."

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