TUI has introduced it is going to shut 166 shops throughout the UK and Eire.
In what will likely be seen as a serious blow to the tourism business, the journey big stated it had “accelerated” the closures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, the choice was primarily drive by adjustments in buyer habits, the corporate added.
TUI UK managing director, Andrew Flintham, stated: “We need to be in the most effective place to supply wonderful customer support, whether or not it’s in a excessive avenue retailer, over the phone or on-line, and can proceed to place the shopper on the coronary heart of what we do.
“It’s due to this fact crucial that we make these tough value selections, take care of our colleagues throughout such unprecedented uncertainty and likewise provide a contemporary customer support.
“Buyer behaviours have already modified lately, with 70 per cent of all TUI UK bookings happening on-line.”