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TUI is currently offering some exceptionally cheap flights to Vietnam – specifically the beautiful island of Phu Quoc. Fares start at just £239 Return and note that these are DIRECT flights from London Gatwick, so it couldn’t really be more convenient.
I’ve highlighted the cheapest dates (14th Feb-1st March 2018) I could find , but at time of writing I saw others in February and March for ~£400. It might be worth keeping an eye on those more expensive dates as they get closer, to see if the price falls nearer the time.
TUI is a low cost carrier, so you’ll have to pay more if you want to pre-book seats (from £34 Return) or take a suitcase. The free carry on limit is just 5kg, so most people will need to factor checking in a bag for an additional £60 for 20kg Return.
Complimentary food and drinks are provided though, with extra snacks available for purchase onboard
Why Phu Quoc?
It’s strange that this sale has popped up now, as I’ve just been researching Phu Quoc recently for a possible future trip. The main reason I’ve been looking at it was because I’ve got quite a few Marriott Category 1-5 Certificates burning a hole in my pocket and I was looking for somewhere nice to use them. The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa looks absolutely stunning and is definitely one of the best Category 5 hotels I’ve found.
If you were using Points rather than Certificates, you’re looking at 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points per night. Remember that you can transfer SPG Starpoints across to Marriott at a rate of 1:3, so 8,334 Starpoints would also get you a night.
The island itself looks very beautiful too, of course:
Yesterday I wrote about the £10 bonus cashback that Quidco is currently offering on a range of travel options, and it includes TUI!
You should therefore be able to get £10 plus the normal 1% cashback, if you booked today.
The dates are highly restrictive, but £239 return for direct flights from London to a tropical paradise in Vietnam was too good not to share!