TUI adds North Macedonia for summer 2022

The more adventurous, outdoorsy arm of TUI*, TUI Lakes & Mountains*, has added the southeast European nation of North Macedonia* to its schedule for summer 2022.

Church of St John, Kaneo, Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia - Photo by Kristijan Arsov on Unsplash
Church of St John, Kaneo, Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia - Photo by Kristijan Arsov on Unsplash

Departing from London Luton, seven-night holidays to the Lake Ohrid* area of this, as TUI referred to, "lesser-known" destination will be available between 15 June and 17 September 2022.

Managing Director of ski, lakes and mountains at TUI, Chris Logan, said: "We're really excited to be introducing North Macedonia into our product range.

"We know that our lakes and mountains customers love the great outdoors and North Macedonia is the perfect option for those looking to venture to a lesser-known European destination.

"The country has a wonderful mix of beautiful scenery, rich history and culture, and outdoor activity options with time to relax and unwind, so it is a great destination choice for those looking to get away this summer."

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TUI adds new route to Cancun from Doncaster Sheffield

Leading operator TUI* this week launched a brand new route from Doncaster Sheffield to Cancun*, Mexico, which will be carried out aboard a 787 Dreamliner.

It becomes TUI's second long-haul route to operate from the South Yorkshire airport, following the earlier commencement of a weekly route to Orlando*, Florida.

TUI Aviation Planning Director, Karen Switzer, said: "We're delighted to include Cancun as one of our long-haul routes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

"We're committed to providing customers more availability to our great range of holidays by expanding our regional flying programme.

"This will give holidaymakers even more choice when booking their holidays and the opportunity to experience our great range of hotel concepts and destinations."

TUI to offer 'Day Before Bag Drop' to ease airport congestion

In a bid to curtail lengthy queues at the airport over the coming weeks, TUI* has launched a new 'Day Before Bag Drop' scheme.

The overnight service will be available to passengers travelling from London Gatwick and Manchester on flights with a TOM number that depart before midday on 19 April. The bag drop will be open from 14.00 to 21.00 on 18 April but excludes those travelling to the US.

TUI has also launched Self Service Bag Drop desks at Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle.

It said of the options: "We are working closely with our partners to monitor the situation and open check-in as early as possible. We are directly contacting all our customers travelling in the next two weeks to offer additional guidance on travelling throughout the busy holiday period."

TUI moves Orlando flights to new Floridian airport

Specialists in holidays to Orlando, TUI*, has moved its base from Sanford International Airport (SFB) to Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB).

While Sanford is located 44-miles north of Orlando, the new Melbourne Airport can be found 70 miles to the south, right by the coast.

Although located further from downtown Orlando* it is close to popular tourist attractions such as Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, and it's said to be just over an hour's drive to the main tourist strip of International Drive.

Melbourne Aiport has recently undergone a massive redevelopment and is, in the words of a TUI spokesperson, "Melbourne was ready for our first flight", which landed on Tuesday 22 March 2022.

TUI adds more summer flights from Birmingham & Manchester

Holidaymakers in the north of England are due to get a greater choice of flights, as TUI* is set to add more departures from both Birmingham and Manchester for summer 2022.

Birimgham is due to get six more flights to six destinations while Manchester will see eight extra flights to seven destinations.

The new flights have paved the way for more 10 and 11-night holidays from both airports to, among others, the Greek islands of Kefalonia*, Rhodes* and Crete*, Palma in Majorca*, Cyprus* and Dalaman and Antalya in Turkey*.

TUI's Commercial & Business Development Director, Richard Sofer, said: "To ensure we're offering maximum flexibility and choice we've increased the number of flights to our most popular summer destinations with extra based aircraft at both Birmingham and Manchester airport.

"We're delighted that international travel is bouncing back and the forecast for this summer's holiday season is bright."

TUI increases flight capacity for Easter 2022

One of Europe's leading holiday providers, TUI*, has announced that it is increasing capacity over a number of routes from London Gatwick and Manchester in time for Easter 2022 to meet growing demand.

London Gatwick will see an extra flight on 6 April to Cancun*, Mexico*, while Manchester will receive an extra flight to Cancun and Punta Cana* in the Dominican Republic* on 3 April, as well as two extra weekly flights to Antalya* in Turkey* throughout the month.

TUI's Commercial & Business Development Director Richard Sofer said: "We're seeing strong demand for family packages this Easter. There has been a general uptick for long haul across the year and Easter bookings for Mexico and the Dominican Republic are back to pre-Covid levels".

"Destinations nearer home are also looking positive as easier entry for teenagers and some great value offers, particularly in Turkey, unleash pent up demand. These additions mean customers can now choose from over 870 flights to 35 destinations this Easter."

TUI launches winter 2022/2023 programme

TUI has launched its winter 2022/2023* programme with holidays to 45 destinations including the Canaries, Egypt and the Caribbean as well as introducing Senegal as a new destination.

The TUI winter holidays season runs from 1 November 2022 until 30 April 2023 with zero deposits* available on selected holidays when you book online via Direct Debit.

Where to go on holiday in winter 2022/2023

TUI offers winter sun holidays* to many popular short and long haul destinations including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, America, Africa and Asia from firm favourites like Spain and Portugal to tropical paradises such as Costa Rica and Thailand.

  • Africa - Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia
  • Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE
  • Caribbean - Antigua, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St Lucia
  • Europe - Balearics, Canaries, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
  • Indian Ocean - Maldives, Mauritius
  • The Americas - Costa Rica, Mexico, USA

Senegal - new for winter 2022/2023

Senegal* is the all new holiday destination for winter 2022/2023 offering an exotic experience in the heart of West Africa close to the well established Gambia* and Cape Verde*.

TUI will run weekly flights to Dakar from London Gatwick and offer holidays to the new platinum hotel, Riu Baobab*, in Pointe Sarene approximately 50 km from Dakar / Blaise Diagne International Airport.

Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director at TUI said, "We know there is pent up demand for holidays and the desire to have a holiday to look forward to is more evident now than ever before.

"We're excited to launch Senegal as an exciting new winter sun destination and are confident it will appeal to customers seeking value for money, great all-inclusive resorts and guaranteed sunshine as well as an experience that is a little bit different."

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Updated on Wednesday 25 May 2022

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