NHS workers offered FREE seven-night Ibiza holiday to thank them for hard work battling coronavirus

NHS workers are being offered FREE holidays in Ibiza to thank them for their hard work battling coronavirus.

All staff can enjoy a seven-night stay on the Spanish island for nothing next year as part of a campaign to show “gratitude to health heroes”.

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The Ibizan government has agreed to back an initiative called Together for Healthcare Heroes which was launched in March.

It is designed to thank health workers for their “professionalism and strength” during the pandemic.

Part of this comes in the form of free accommodation outside of the holiday hotspot’s peak season – in April, May and October 2021.

According to the organisation’s website, their mission is to find at least 1,000 “best in class” accommodation providers in Europe to provide complimentary stays for healthcare staff.

So far more than 62 have signed up including Atzaro, OD Hotels and Concept Hotel Group.

A statement said: “It all started with a simple idea early in March.

“How can we say thank you to those fighting for the lives of our families, friends and communities?

“How can we say thank you to those putting their own lives at risk for us?

“Together we are driving change by celebrating and rewarding those who put our community, family and friends first during the Covid-19 outbreak.

“Unprecedented times highlight exceptional people.

“We thank those who we have trusted with our lives, by gifting them our homes and hotels in Ibiza and across Europe.”

Turkish Airlines made a similar gesture and announced it will provide a large discount to NHS staff.

Health workers can register for 40 per cent off flights for themselves and three others until 18 July – but tickets can be booked for flights up to May 2021.

A Turkish Airlines spokesperson said: “It is impossible to fully express our deep gratitude to the health workers who care for our lives at all times and under any circumstances.

“To show our great appreciation, we are offering a 40 per cent discount on flights for our devoted health workers and the loved ones accompanying them.”

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