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. Use our shop finder tool to find your local Thomson now TUI retail store offering everything from Beach holidays & City Breaks through to Lakes and Mountains getaways. Under the drastic plan, up to 75 Target stores will be closed down while 92 will be converted into Kmart outlets, meaning around half of Target’s 284-odd Australian stores could be affected. Tour operator Tui is to shut 166 high street stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland in the face of the downturn in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is the full list of Boots stores that will be temporarily closing this month. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Andrew Flintham, the managing director of Tui UK and Ireland, said: “We want to be in the best position to provide excellent customer service, whether it’s in a high-street store, over the telephone or online. The move by Tui will cost 900 jobs, but many may be saved by redeployment. The travel and tourism industry is one of the worst-hit industries following the coronavirus pandemic. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. “Customer behaviours have already changed in recent years, with 70 per cent of all Tui UK bookings taking place online. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. 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. TUIhas announced that it will be closing 70 stores in Francetoday which could see nearly 600 people lose their jobs. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Nordstrom is permanently closing 16 stores because of the impact of COVID-19. 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 … Refunds for cancelled package holidays should be completed within 14 days. Travel agents TUI is closing its Falmouth store. Tui later contacted him to offer a refund which he declined, but then the credit card company asked for the money back. POUNDLAND is temporarily closing 100 stores due to the coronavirus crisis. Bed Bath & Beyond has announced the first 63 stores it will close by the end of the year as part of a restructuring plan brought on by Covid-19. Tui added to that. It has been a tough period for the sector and for Tui. Some jobs will be protected by creation of homeworking sales and service team, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Travel company Tui is set to shut 166 High Street stores in the UK and Ireland, affecting up to 900 jobs. Tui has already closed down 70 travel agent stores in France, with job losses of nearly 600 in the European nation. Tour operator Tui, with outlets across Norfolk, is to close almost a third of its shops, moving staff to work from home instead. TUI Travel has announced plans to close 100 of its 1,100 UK agencies. Weeks after the election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates the president-elect. A spokesperson said: “We are always looking for opportunities to become more effective and efficient. "If Tui had done what they should have done and refunded people at the time, people wouldn't have been in that situation. But the scale of losses means many high streets up and down … Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Tui will close 34 stores in the next 12 months. Posters have been plastered across the front of the shop saying the branch will close tomorrow. Closing down: a Tui store in Bishop's Stortford, Tui to close one third of high-street travel agencies, Holidays will be close to normal despite coronavirus, TUI chief says, ‘Covid cover’ offered by Tui, Britain’s biggest holiday company, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Your travel insurance is unlikely to cover you. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. They said it was a Covid issue. Tier 3 restrictions 'worst-case scenario' for town, 'Don't give up, the storm ends': A message of hope. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. However, bookings are more positive for next year as holidaymakers pland ahead in the hope of an easing of pandemic restrictions. "The CMA is continuing to investigate package holiday firms in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. TUI stores are reopening some shops on July 6, it has announced. Thomson tour holiday operator Tui Travel today announced plans to close 100 of its UK-based travel stores.. .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. It has been reported that around 350 shops will remain following the closures. The travel and tourism industry is one of the worst hit industries following the coronavirus pandemic. Video, 'Don't give up, the storm ends': A message of hope, Mitch McConnell: Top Trump ally breaks silence to congratulate Biden, LGBT-owned kilt maker denounces kilt-clad Proud Boys, Lizzo sparks body debate with 10-day smoothie diet, Peter Nygard: Canadian fashion mogul arrested, Dresden Green Vault: Fourth suspect arrested over German diamond heist, Japan 'Twitter killer' Takahiro Shiraishi sentenced to death, Coronavirus: France replaces lockdown with evening curfew, Ghislaine Maxwell: Jeffrey Epstein associate seeks $28.5m bail deal, Barbara Kentner: Brayden Bushby found guilty in death of indigenous woman, Package holiday firms told to sharpen up on refunds. Of hassle, '' Mr Parry said members of our membership scheme, Premium. 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