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TUI to close 166 shops

Travel company Tui is set to shut 166 High Street stores in the UK and Ireland, affecting up to 900 jobs.
The UK's largest tour operator said it hoped to keep on 630 workers in a mix of sales and home-working roles and in remaining stores.
The decision was made after changes in customer behaviour, including a shift to online, the firm said in a statement.
About 350 retail stores will remain following the closures.
The outlets set to close have been chosen based on a number of factors, including local market data and "predictions on the future of travel", the firm said.
Tui said it will not release the list of stores at risk during the consultation period, but added that none of those that have reopened since lockdown will be shut.
"We want to be in the best position to provide excellent customer service, whether it's in a High Street store, over the telephone or online, and will continue to put the customer at the heart of what we do," said Andrew Flintham, managing director of Tui UK and Ireland.
"It is therefore imperative that we make these difficult cost decisions, look after our colleagues during such unprecedented uncertainty and also offer a modern customer service."
Tui also told the BBC that it had closed overseas customer services centres in Mumbai and Johannesburg in a bid to protect UK jobs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53595956
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