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ABTA raises post-Brexit labour concerns with government | News

trivago acquires weekend.com of Germany | News

ABTA has written to Lord Frost, highlighting the needs of the travel industry in the future relationships with the European Union, post Brexit. Minister of state Frost is currently negotiating with European officials over the final settlement. The letter raises the very serious challenges relating to labour mobility owing to restrictions on temporary entry of […]

UK government likely to implement traffic light system in mid-May | News

IATA AGM: Sector faces deep losses into next year | News

The British government has unveiled more detail on the proposed ‘traffic light’ system it intends to implement as international travel reopens. Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, explained the scheme would categorise countries based on risk. Factors including the percentage of a population that have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the rate of infection, the prevalence of variants […]

ABTA critical of government support for travel agents | News

Canary Islands removed from travel safe list | News

ABTA has written to officials at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) to protest at levels of grant support being made available to the retail travel industry in England. The body argues the cash is at odds with those provided to other business sectors.  Restart Grants, recently announced by the chancellor, are […]

Industry urges government to focus on testing over quarantine | News

Virgin Atlantic to launch pre-flight testing at Heathrow | News

A single on-arrival antigen test is as effective as a ten-day self-isolation period in reducing imported cases of Covid-19, new modelling has argued. Based on prevalence rates at home and abroad and accounting for quarantine compliance, Oxera and Edge Health find that a single rapid antigen test would be appropriate for arrivals from the majority […]

Government announces local tourist board funding review | News

Government announces local tourist board funding review | News

The government has announced a review to assess how destination management organisations across England are funded and structured. The investigation will examine how they perform their roles in order to establish whether there may be a more efficient and effective model for supporting tourism at the regional level. If so, the review will make recommendations […]

WTTC urges UK government to lead international reopening of tourism | News

WTTC urges UK government to lead international reopening of tourism | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has sent an open letter to UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to support its recovery plan for the travel sector. It comes ahead of an expected announcement on Monday about a roadmap out of lockdown and for lifting restrictions. The WTTC letter lays out four key […]

IATA latest to call on government to reopen aviation sector | News

UNWTO: 2020 was worst year on record for tourism | News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has added its voice to a chorus of demands for the UK government to include a vision for lifting border restrictions in a speech next week. Restarting air transport must be included in recovery plans for the UK economy, due to be outlined on Monday by prime minister Boris […]

Government securing hotel rooms ahead of new quarantine arrangements | News

New ONS figures reveal collapse of UK tourism sector | News

Foreign Office minister, James Cleverly, has said the government is in the process of securing thousands of hotel rooms ahead of new quarantine arrangements. From February 15th, arrivals from a number of countries will be expected to isolate in an airport hotel for ten days. The requirements are being introduced in an effort to control […]

UK hospitality urges government to save travel sector | News

UK hospitality urges government to save travel sector | News

In a letter sent to the chancellor today, organisations from every part of the UK outbound and inbound travel industry stressed the urgent need for government support for the sector. The coalition urged officials to provide tailored financial support for the UK travel industry in next the budget next month. The Save Future Travel Coalition […]

ABTA calls on government to plot route out of travel shutdown | News

VisitBritain takes ExploreGB online for 2021 | News

The tourism industry is calling on the government to give more detail on how travel restrictions will be lifted if Covid-19 is brought under control in the UK. ABTA chief executive, Mark Tanzer, said: “As news continues to emerge of new variants of the virus developing overseas, along with the significant number of cases and […]

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