The Independent independent.co.uk 10 Jun, 2021 21:30 am

Tui cancels Turkey holidays until 12 July at the earliest

Tui cancels Turkey holidays until 12 July at the earliest
‘Government has refused to be transparent about the data requirements for green, amber and red destinations’ – Andrew Flintham, Tui

Danger zone: Alanya in Turkey, on the UK’s ‘red list' (Simon Calder) Tui cancels Turkey holidays until 12 July at the earliest ‘Government has refused to be transparent about the data requirements for green, amber and red destinations’ – Andrew Flintham, Tui Simon Calder p @SimonCalder Wednesday 09 June 2021 16:10 As the travel industry continued to rage against the government’s implementation of the “traffic light” scheme, Britain’s biggest holiday company has cancelled tens of thousands of early summer trips to Turkey.“Despite multiple requests, the government has refused to be transparent about the data requirements for green, amber and red destinations,” he said.A spokesperson for the company said: “Due to ongoing uncertainty, we’re unfortunately cancelling all holidays to Turkey up to and including 11 July.Tui has cancelled all holidays to Cyprus, Croatia, Italy and Spain until 20 June, and to Bulgaria, Morocco and Tunisia until 27 June.

Its rival, Jet2, has suspended all international departures until 1 July – with Turkish holidays cancelled until 22 July.Andrew Flintham, managing director for Tui UK, called it “another step back for our industry”.

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