Tui Group has confirmed it can shut an extra 48 retailers throughout the UK because the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit the journey sector.
The transfer follows the closure of 166 Tui retailers introduced in July 2020 which affected as much as 900 jobs.
The most recent determination will influence on 273 workers, however the firm stated it could as a substitute provide roughly 290 new alternatives, broadly break up between full and part-time roles.
A press release from Tui stated the journey business and the British excessive road are each going through unprecedented strain.
It added: “All colleagues prone to redundancy will probably be supplied roles in different shops the place there are vacancies, or within the new homeworking retail and phone centre workforce.
“We need to be in the most effective place to offer glorious customer support, whether or not it’s in a excessive road 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 troublesome price choices and do our greatest to take care of our colleagues throughout such unprecedented uncertainty.”
Tui stated it believed Covid-19 had solely strengthened a change in buying habits, with folks trying to purchase on-line or wishing to talk with journey specialists from the consolation of their very own house.
Data on which of the 362 current Tui retailers would shut was not revealed.
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