A surprising holiday deal with TUI was posted by a Twitter user to the social media platform on Wednesday (July 12) and left those who had seen it ‘seriously considering’ booking to go away.

In fact, when people rushed to the TUI website to see the deal for themselves, technical errors occurred.

The holiday package was showing as £5.42 per person for a week in Santorini, Greece with the flights being from Manchester Airport.

The Twitter user explained that it was short notice since the flight from Manchester to Santorini was leaving the airport at 7am today (July 13).

The tweet read: “If anyone is able to fly at very short notice from Manchester at 7am tomorrow morning then you can have a week in Santorini for £5.42p each. Thank me now!!!!”

Along with the tweet, pictures of the holiday package listing were shared.

Twitter users ‘seriously considering’ £5 flights to Santorini from Manchester Airport

One Twitter user replied with a screenshot of the price and July dates, saying: “I am literally on annual leave with no holiday plans, seriously considering this!”

Another said: “I actually spotted this whilst looking for a different holiday. Must have been a mistake!”

However, it was then changed on the website, going back to a more realistic price with one Twitter user sharing a screenshot of the new price and adding a crying face emoji saying: “I was raring to go as well.”

Much to the disappointment of keen travellers, TUI has said it was a “technical error” that caused the £5 deal to appear online and new bookings were not available.

On July 12, after the deal was spotted on the website, a TUI spokesperson told Newsquest: “Unfortunately, a technical error meant our website was incorrectly showing a holiday package to Santorini for £5. The holiday in question was already sold out and no longer bookable.

“We do offer great value deals but this was unfortunately a technical blip. We appreciate our customers being understanding as our IT teams work to resolve the issue.”

The technical issue has now been resolved.