Germans beating Britons to the best holiday deals, travel chief warns

British holidaymakers are being beaten to the sunbeds by the Germans, according to the boss of Tui, the world’s largest tour operator.

Bookings to Mediterranean holiday spots are being dominated by passengers from mainland Europe, especially Germany, with the fewest reservations in recent weeks taken by Britons.

Friedrich Joussen, the chief executive of Tui, said the British government’s cautious approach to the restart of holidays had hampered demand, with Britons adopting a wait-and-see attitude.

Joussen said he was surprised more destinations were not on the UK’s green list, especially given how low the incidence rate was in places such as Mallorca and the Canaries.

“Other countries are booking significantly better now, and I hope the UK catches up,” he said. “It is amazing how cautious