Holidays: easyJet & Virgin promise big deals as part of ‘Holiday to Help Out’ scheme

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Taking inspiration from the Government’s summer scheme “Eat Out to Help Out”, some big names in the travel industry are promising Britons a selection of lucrative deals. The savings scheme, dubbed “Holiday to Help Out” has been launched by TTG and aims to help the currently floundering travel industry.

Unlike the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, the holiday alternative is not backed by the Government.

Despite this, it has attracted some big-name holiday providers.

These include easyJet holidays, Virgin Voyages and Celebrity Cruises who will all be offering discounts as part of the initiative.

Just Go-National Holidays, Holidays Extras, G Adventures, Intrepid Travel, and Santa’s Lapland are also amongst the names who are taking part.

After witnessing the success of the food-savings scheme, as well as the hotel industry’s “Sleep Over to Help Turnover” commandeered by Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA), TTG decided to “take matters into their own hands”.

Holidaymakers who book through select tour operators can bag some impressive deals if booking a holiday between November 2 and November 8.

Many more deals are also expected to be released in the coming weeks.

It comes following a devastating year for travel, in which constantly changing travel corridors have seen operators being forced to suddenly cancel holidays at a moment’s notice.

“This industry has consistently been let down by the powers that be in Westminster so we decided to take matters into our own hands to shine some positivity on travel and try and kick-start the market by driving customers through agents’ doors,” explained Sophie Griffiths, editor of TTG.

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“Inspired by the chancellor’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, we hope the Holiday To Help Out initiative will create similar excitement about travel and prompt customers to go and talk to their local travel agent about booking the holiday of their dreams.” has contacted easyJet holidays, Virgin Voyages and Celebrity Cruises for more information on their involvement in the scheme.

The move follows a similar offer from a number of hotel chains encouraging Britons to spend a night or two with them.

Hotels across the UK joined forces as part of the “Sleep Over to Turnover” scheme.

Deals on offer include free upgrades, as well as complimentary alcohol and meals.

Much like the “Holiday to Help Out” concept, this is not Government affiliated.

Instead, it is headed by HOSPA which is hoping to offset some of the devastation 2020 has brought.

A spokesperson for HOSPA explained: “The scheme’s overriding purpose is to encourage the public to continue engaging with hotels beyond the summer months and into autumn and winter – helping to prolong the recovery boost provided by #EatOutToHelpOut and to offset the latest measures.

“Looked at as a two-way initiative, #SleepOverToHelpTurnover seeks to encourage hoteliers to incentivise potential guests by offering discounts or extras, such as supplementary meals, additional nights, bottles of wine, free WiFi upgrades, complimentary parking, half-price cocktails and more to reward those who engage with the scheme and display their support for the hospitality industry.”

Hotels which have signed up to the scheme include:

  • The Royal Lancaster, London
  • Draycott Hotel, London
  • St Martins Lane, London
  • South Place Hotel, London
  • London Bridge Hotel, London
  • St James Hotel & Club, London
  • City Suites, Manchester
  • Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham
  • The Honest Lawyer, Durham
  • Stoke Place, Buckinghamshire
  • Hothorpe Venues, Leicestershire
  • Lancaster Hotel & Spa, Lancaster
  • Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Hampshire
  • Titchwell Manor, Norfolk
  • The Abbey Hotel, Redditch
  • The Bentley Hotel, Lincoln
  • Hotel Bristol, Bristol
  • Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa, Warwickshire
  • Lea Marston Hotel, Warwickshire
  • Cedar Manor, Windermere
  • Rogerthorpe Manor, West Yorkshire
  • The View Hotel, Eastbourne
  • The Quality Hotel, Coventry
  • The Angel Hotel, Cardiff
  • Roe Park Resort, Northern Ireland
  • Courtyard by Marriott, Glasgow Airport
  • Glenapp Castle, Scotland
  • Apex Hotels (UK-wide)
  • Holiday Inn (UK-wide)
  • Bespoke Hotels (UK-wide)
  • Clayton Hotels (UK-wide)
  • Maldron Hotels (UK-wide)
  • Mercure Hotels, UK (UK-wide)

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