GOA: Goa will not receive any charter from the UK one of the state’s main international markets till December 18. Leisure travel company TUI UK has cancelled their package programmes to Goa as a result of the continued travel restrictions to India due to the pandemic. After UK’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook went bust in September 2019, TUI stepped in to fill the gap and salvaged the situation for Goa.
It even added more flights to Goa. During the last season, Goa received five flights a week from UK. “As a result of the UK government’s travel restrictions to India we have been forced to suspend our programme to your destination. Even now, after weeks and months, sadly, there is still no sign of a relaxation which would allow TUI UK to resume operations to Goa in the immediate future,” TUI UK group purchasing director Helen Caron wrote to its Goa partner.
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