TUI UK has announced that winter 2021/22 holidays from Bristol Airport are on sale and will launch its summer 2022 schedule from November 5.
The move comes after a customer survey held in September revealed that 86 per cent of customers said that they expect to go holiday again by next summer – to ‘make up’ for not being able to travel this year. Customers can book their future holidays for deposits starting from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online.
Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director at TUI 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.’
The airline is offering 20 destinations from Bristol Airport for winter 2021 with strong demand registered for Gran Canaria so far. The winter 2021/22 programme will see the reintroduction of four popular routes from Bristol Airport including Keflavik, Iceland; Naples, Italy; Palma, Majorca; and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. There will also be more flights to Hurghada, Egypt and Gran Canaria and Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
From February 2, 2022 TUI flights to Keflavik will be operating on Sundays and Wednesdays from Bristol Airport up until March 2, 2022. Customers have the choice of either TUI holiday package with two excursions included, or a ‘go at your own pace’ First Choice package for those who prefer more flexibility to plan their own itinerary. Both packages are available in 3-, 4- and 7-night durations.
The airline is offering 36 destinations from Bristol Airport for summer 2022, including long haul favourites Cancun and Florida. A large Turkey programme will also be available, with four weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman, in addition to Bodrum flights, while customers have eight Greek islands to choose from.
18 percent of customers surveyed said they would favour booking a villa holiday with car hire included for summer, making social distancing easier. Accordingly, TUI is offering 150 villas with flights and car hire included for summer 2022 in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Italy and Florida.
Dave Lees, Chief Executive, Bristol Airport said: ‘We welcome the announcement of the TUI winter 2021/2022 and summer 2022 flight programmes from Bristol Airport as it is a clear indicator of the aviation industry slowly recovering and gradually returning to normal. The flight programme extends the choice of TUI flights and holidays available from Bristol Airport, including the ever-popular family destinations of Florida and Cancun. The destinations will help ensure TUI offers customers throughout the South West and Wales a great choice and options of holidays available from their regional airport.’