TUI will scrap travel outside Europe during Easter holidays
The travel organization TUI is scrapping all trips to non-European and distant destinations until the end of April.
‘At the moment there are few prospects that we will be able to open non-European and distant destinations, which is why we made this decision,’ a spokeswoman for TUI Belgium told Belga on Friday.
The Belgian government prohibits non-essential travel until April 1. But the Consultation Committee may decide next Friday on an earlier date for lifting the travel ban.
TUI previously canceled all tourist trips until the end of March. Belgians were able to book trips for the period afterwards, also to distant destinations such as Egypt, Mexico or Jamaica. But those trips to non-European destinations will be canceled in April.
The big question is whether Belgians can already travel during the Easter holidays. Almost 15,000 Belgians have already booked a skiing holiday for April at the travel organization Sunweb, De Morgen reports on Friday. However, virologists doubt that this is a good idea.
At TUI Belgium, bookings for the Easter holidays are ‘not going well’, the spokeswoman acknowledges. ‘There is a lot of uncertainty. People only book last minute. ‘ Bookings are going better for August and September. “Normally we also sell well before July, but that apparently comes too early.”