TUI has cancelled all holidays and flights until mid-May due to the lockdown.

The tour operator will restart on May 17, although trips abroad are yet to be given an official starting date.

The government announced last week that domestic holidays will be able to go ahead from April 12, for one household-holidays and at self-catered accommodation, while group holidays can start from May 17.

However, holidays abroad haven't yet been confirmed, with hopes that they could start from May as well.

Due to be announced also on April 12, it is more likely that they will restart from June 21.

Despite this, TUI said in a statement: "In line with the UK government’s latest lockdown announcement, we will not be operating any holidays departing from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland up to and including May 16, or any holidays departing from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) up to and including April 5."

“We will be contacting impacted customers directly, in departure date order, over the next two weeks to discuss their options, which will include amending to a later date with an incentive, receiving a refund credit note with an incentive, or cancelling and receiving a full refund.

“Due to the high volume of customers that are impacted we kindly ask that you wait until you receive the email from us before getting in touch.”

We've explained how to get a refund if you have a holiday or flights booked with TUI.

Many tour operators and airlines are also offering flexible bookings or easy refunds to encourage families to book trips.

Despite this, summer holiday bookings are booming – TUI reported that they had had their best day of bookings in over a month following the government announcement, with the most popular destinations being Greece, Spain and Turkey.

Here are the best TUI holiday resorts you can stay at which all have a waterpark.

TUI also has £100 off summer holiday 2021 deals right now.

We've reviewed the TUI Sensatori Barut Fethiye, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, and what you can expect if you stay there this year.

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