This British travel company is giving away free flights for 2021 holidays

Ko Lipe in the Satun Province of Thailand (Getty)
Ko Lipe in the Satun Province of Thailand (Getty)

With news this week that the UK will become the first country in the world to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, we’ve started to look at our travel options for 2021.

One British travel company is making the allure of a holiday in the new year that much sweeter as it’s giving away free flights for holidays in 2021 and 2022 if you book on to one of their tours.

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Wendy Wu Tours is offering the free flights to those travellers who book on a number of select tours for their next holiday before December 14, with popular destinations including New Zealand, South America, Japan and Southeast Asia.

The tours selected include 21 days around Thailand, including a cruise along the Mekong River, and a 13-day trip around New Zealand.

Hiking at Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (Getty)
Hiking at Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (Getty)

To book the free flights, you simply need to book on to one of the selected tours and pay a deposit of just £99 - the full payment isn’t due until six weeks before you depart.

Each trip is all inclusive - with meals and hotels provided - and the free flights mean you can save up to £800 per person.

Founder Wendy Wu said in a statement: "We have long believed that travel will recover with a considerable bounce back as soon as a vaccine was available.

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"News now of the imminent vaccine rollout is proving this to be correct and is one major step in the right direction for the whole of the travel industry and a positive step for the entire world."

Wu added that her namesake company has seen a surge in demand following news of the vaccine and she hopes the offer of free flights will prompt more keen travellers to book.

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Wu continued: "As we come out of lockdown, we have taken the unprecedented decision to offer more free worldwide flights to everyone when booking on one of flagship touring experiences."

Other bargain offers include a two-week trip around China and 17 days touring Cambodia.

We’re getting an itching sense of wanderlust just thinking about it.

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