Are TUI holidays any good?

Are TUI holidays any good?          

We’re overwhelmed with options when it comes to booking holidays, and so it can be hard to determine which operators are best.

And whilst most of them are usually fine, there are some which you need to be careful with and others that you can trust.

So, what are TUI holidays really like?

TUI might not be the cheapest package holiday provider, but they certainly offer their customers great value for money. You’ll find a wide range of short, medium and long haul destinations as well as plenty of hotels to choose from, whether that be mid range or high end luxury. In short, TUI are a highly reputable company and they make a fantastic choice for holidaymakers.

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Which UK airports do TUI fly from?

TUI are currently scheduled to fly from the following UK airports:

Which destinations do TUI holidays cover?

From Austria to Barbados, TUI holidays cover a wide range of destinations depending on your departure airport.

We recommend that you check out their holidays homepage first, and start by entering your favourite departure airport to see a shortlist of potential options.

Keep in mind that some airports will offer limited services, whilst others such as London Gatwick and Manchester airports will have extensive routes available.

You may need to compromise and select an alternative airport if you can’t find the destination you were hoping to see.

What is booking with TUI holidays like?

We’ve spent a lot of time browsing through and have booked many holidays on their website, and we have to say that we are very impressed.

It’s easy to navigate, and we like how it narrows down your choices of destinations depending on your departure airport, whilst only showing dates that are applicable.

What’s more, their filtering system is very intuitive, allowing you to hone in on preferences such as price, hotel star, and departure times.

Are TUI holidays ATOL protected?

Providing you book a package holiday (flight and hotel for instance) with TUI holidays, you will be ATOL protected.

Their ATOL number is 2524, and this is a protection scheme that will cover you in the event of any cancellations – whether that be the company going out of business or indeed the government advising against travel due to unforeseen circumstances.

TUI holidays flexible bookings

You can travel with confidence thanks to TUI holidays promise.

This includes flexible changes on bookings, covid flexibility, easy and affordable testing options and a package holiday refund guarantee in the unlikely event TUI have to cancel yours and more.

What’s included in the price of a TUI holiday?

Generally speaking, the price you pay for a holiday will include flights, hotel, bags, and transfers usually.

For short – medium haul flights, you’ll have to pay for any refreshments on board.

For long haul flights, you’ll get plenty of refreshments included – we recently came back from Barbados and it was very impressive!

If you want to upgrade your seats to an extra legroom seat for instance, you will have to pay for this.


In conclusion, TUI holidays offer a very good solution for those looking for a mid to high end holiday with ATOL protection.

Expect everything from 3 star hotels to 5 star luxury, with destinations close to home and in the Caribbean and beyond.

It also helps that they are not solely an Online Travel Agent. Many of these companies have proven over the pandemic that they do not offer good customer service.

And crucially, they don’t offer the same level of protection as the more traditional, reputable brands such as TUI.