TUI launches winter 2021/22 and Summer 2022 programmes from Newcastle Airport

TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays from Newcastle Airport and is set to put summer 2022 holidays on sale from 5th November, including thousands of free kids’ places, low deposits from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online on offer. This comes as 86% of customers surveyed in September said they expect to have gone on holiday again by next summer - reinforcing the growing appetite for future travel post Covid-19.

With on-going travel corridor uncertainty for some regular favourites this winter, those craving sunshine during the coldest months have already booked for next winter, with strong demand in particular for Tenerife and Lanzarote so far from the extensive range of 12 destinations on sale from Newcastle Airport. The winter 2021/22 programme will see the reintroduction of flights to one of Egypt’s most popular holiday destinations, Hurghada, as well as increased flights to Majorca and Tenerife. In fact, TUI will operate five flights a week to the Canary Islands due to popular demand.

With 57% of customers saying they expect to book a Mediterranean beach holiday for 2021, TUI anticipates greater demand for summer 2022 as people want to ‘make up’ for not being able to go away this year. So far, Greece is the standout destination of choice based on current bookings for next summer, with Turkey and Egypt also popular, and patterns indicate these trends could continue into 2022.      

The summer 2022 programme from Newcastle Airport will see 26 destinations on offer, with six weekly flights to Turkey and seven Greek islands to choose from. Customers will also have two long haul options with flights to Cancun and Florida.

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. This includes hotels which offer the ‘best of both worlds’ with villas or room options with private pools and accommodation as families in particular seek to continue to feel safe in their ‘bubble’. TUI will be offering 233 different options in 155 hotels for this growing category in summer 2021 and expects this trend to continue for summer 2022.

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 is offering 150 villas with flights and car hire included for summer 2021 and summer 2022 in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Italy and Florida. 

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.”

Richard Knight, Chief Operations Officer at Newcastle Airport said: “We are delighted that TUI has launched 38 destinations for Winter 2021 and Summer 2022 from Newcastle Airport. It is excellent to see appetite for travel growing again and TUI providing such a wide choice of accommodation to suit passenger needs.

The North East travelling public will be able to choose from a fantastic range destinations during the winter months - including the re-introduction of one of Egypt’s most popular holiday destinations, Hurghada. TUI’s long haul services to Cancun and Orlando continue to be as popular during the summer months and with many holidays being affected this year, we are sure passengers will be looking forward to planning their 2021 and 2022 getaways already.”