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Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Tui is to close nearly a third of its high street stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Tour operator TUI, which has a branch in Spalding, has announced that it will be closing 166 of its high street stores. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. In late July, the company said it would shut 166 High Street stores in the UK and Ireland. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. © 2020 BBC. The travel and tourism industry is one of the worst hit industries following the coronavirus pandemic. The discounter, which has over 800 branches across the UK, has partly blamed a drop in footfall for the need to “hib… Britain’s biggest holiday company is to close one-third of its high-street travel agencies. The firm is seeking to reassure prospective customers by offering cover for passengers against coronavirus-related problems. "The CMA is continuing to investigate package holiday firms in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. If we find that businesses are not complying with consumer protection law, we will not hesitate to take further action.". The tour operator said that a total of 583 jobs will be lost after they either sell off or … Tui to close 34 stores over next 12 months by Samantha Mayling Nov 7th 2019, 08:16 Tui will close 34 shops over the next 12 months, but it will re-deploy all affected agents and invest in other premises which will open in new locations. POUNDLAND is temporarily closing 100 stores due to the coronavirus crisis. The travel firm says that the closures are as a result of changes in customers' shopping habits with more bookings being made online "accelerated" by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected agents will be re-deployed. Some jobs will be protected by creation of homeworking sales and service team, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. TUI has announced that it will be closing 70 stores in France today which could see nearly 600 people lose their jobs. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. “We have world-class travel advisers at Tui, so we hope many of them will become homeworkers and continue to offer the personalised service we know our customers value.”. The company said it will close 166 of its 516 high-street stores in the UK and Ireland “as it adapts to changes in customer behaviour”. TUI STORE DIRECTORY. I don't buy that. Tour operator Tui, with outlets across Norfolk, is to close almost a third of its shops, moving staff to work from home instead. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Read about our approach to external linking. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Travel company Tui has promised to clear a backlog of refunds by the end of the month following an investigation by the UK's competition authority. Tui has already closed down 70 travel agent stores in France, with job losses of nearly 600 in the European nation. Weeks after the election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates the president-elect. I work in telecoms, we were getting things sorted within days. The travel giant, which has a branch on Church Street, St Helens, has not revealed which stores are closing. "I don't think you should use the Covid for an excuse for not behaving the way your customers expect a seriously large company like them to behave.". If you have a package holiday cancelled by the provider, then a refund should be provided for the whole holiday within 14 days, If your flight is cancelled, you are entitled to a full refund to the original form of payment within seven days, although many airlines are struggling to meet that deadline. The promise covers all of Tui UK's different businesses that offer package holidays, including First Choice, First Choice Holidays, Marella Cruises, Crystal Ski, Crystal, Tui Scene, Tui Lakes and Mountains, and Skytours. Andrea Coscelli, the CMA's chief executive, said: "It is absolutely essential that people have trust and confidence when booking package holidays and know that if a cancellation is necessary as a result of coronavirus, businesses will give them a full, prompt refund. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Tui: Holiday bookings for next summer jump 145%, Coronavirus: 'Covidiots' criticised on Tui quarantine flight, Coronavirus: Package holiday firms told to sharpen up on refunds, Top Trump ally ends silence to congratulate Biden. “Customer behaviours have already changed in recent years, with 70 per cent of all Tui UK bookings taking place online. In late July, the company said it would shut 166 High Street stores in the UK and Ireland. "If Tui had done what they should have done and refunded people at the time, people wouldn't have been in that situation. Tui is to close 166 high street stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the tour operator has announced. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. TUI closing: Travel company to shut 166 high street stores impacting up to 900 jobs TUI HAS announced today that it will be closing 166 stores across the UK … Thomson tour holiday operator Tui Travel today announced plans to close 100 of its UK-based travel stores.. This is the full list of Boots stores that will be temporarily closing this month. “We believe Covid-19 has only accelerated this change in purchasing habits, with people looking to buy online or wishing to speak with travel experts from the comfort of their own home. TUI Travel has announced plans to close 100 of its 1,100 UK agencies. 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