• Joe Breitfeller

TUI UK Announces Two New Holiday Destinations – The Gambia in West Africa and Varadero, Cuba

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

TUI UK announced Friday the addition of two new holiday destinations including The Gambia in West Africa for Winter 2020 and Varadero, Cuba for summer 2020.

TUI Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy TUI UK

TUI, the UK’s leading holiday provider, announced today the addition of two new choices for 2020 holidaymakers. For winter 2020, TUI has added 40K seats to the West African resort destination of The Gambia and 16K seats to Varadero, Cuba, making TUI the only UK airline offering direct service to the popular Caribbean paradise. The Gambia service will be offered from London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham, while weekly flights to Varadero will depart from Manchester. I n Friday’s announcement, TUI UK & Ireland’s Director of Product and Destination Experience, Mark Hall said,

“Following keen customer interest in both Cuba and The Gambia, we are thrilled to be adding holidays and direct flights to these two places in our incredibly exciting 2020 programme. There is now even more choice of trips, hotels and frequent routes, with flight only and twin centre options also available. These areas were extremely popular previously with Thomas Cook customers and we are adding this capacity to ensure the destinations can still be enjoyed by British holidaymakers.”

Service to The Gambia will commence on November 1st, 2020 with two weekly flights from London-Gatwick and weekly service from Birmingham & Manchester. Customers can book holidays now for both The Gambia (for winter 2020) and Varadero, Cuba for summer 2020. As part of TUI’s “twin centre holiday programme” guests can also visit Havana as part of their Cuban holiday.

TUI UK & MLB Executives Celebrate New Orlando, Florida Gateway - Courtesy TUI UK

In separate news earlier this month, TUI UK announced service to a new Florida airport beginning in 2022. Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) will become TUI’s new Orlando, Florida gateway. For the November 4, 2019 announcement, MLB’s Chairman, Jack Ryals and Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan traveled to TUI’s UK headquarters. Over the coming months, TUI UK and the airport authorities will be working closely to ensure an outstanding experience for TUI’s arriving and departing holidaymakers. In the early November announcement, TUI Airways’ Managing Director, Dawn Wilson said,

“At TUI we’re committed to offering our customers an outstanding airline and holiday experience and we are delighted to be working with Orlando Melbourne Airport on their exciting expansion plans. Our new Orlando gateway will be perfectly situated to offer TUI UK customers total flexibility in designing their holiday around any combination of theme parks, beaches or cruising.”

Operating in the UK for over sixty years, TUI is the world’s largest travel company with 600 stores, a dedicated airline, a 24-hour customer care helpline, in-resort representatives and fantastic resort destination concepts to suit every guest.

Source: TUI UK