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WTTC urges for faster reopening of UK tourism | News

WTTC urges for faster reopening of UK tourism | News

While the UK travel sector has been widely supportive of plans to life Covid-19 restrictions, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned the process may take too long. Prime minister, Boris Johnson, unveiled the plans on Monday, with a global travel taskforce to report on the reopening of travel on April 12th. The […]

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 […]

Shapps urges travellers not to book summer holidays | News

CAA extends credit note ATOL protection until January | News

Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said it is “too soon” for British travellers to start booking holidays. In a move likely to hit the hospitality sector, Shapps told the Today programme: “First of all, I should say, people should not be booking holidays right now – not domestically or internationally. “The prime minister will say […]

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 […]

Which? urges passengers to book direct with providers | News

Which? urges passengers to book direct with providers | News

Holidaymakers are usually better off avoiding booking sites when arranging a holiday and booking directly with a travel provider instead, according to Which?. The consumer organisation surveyed nearly 5,000 members about their experiences with various travel booking sites, broken down into flight booking sites, accommodation booking sites and travel comparison sites. The results highlighted a […]

BALPA urges potential trainee pilots to look elsewhere | News

IAG reports huge losses for third quarter | News

BALPA, the trade union for pilots in the UK, has issued an extraordinary warning to anyone who is thinking about embarking on a pilot training course – “think again”. The union has taken the step to help avoid students paying upwards of £100,000 for training only to find there are no jobs available at the […]

IATA urges government focus on testing to replace quarantine | News

IATA urges government focus on testing to replace quarantine | News

The chief executive of the International Air Transport Association has argued governments should move away from quarantine and toward pre-flight mass testing in the battle to contain Covid-19. Only then could international travel resume, Alexandre de Juniac said. “We need to work collaboratively, there has to be strong cooperation between the actors – the airlines, […]

British Airways urges introduction of pre-flight Covid-19 testing regime | News

British Airways urges introduction of pre-flight Covid-19 testing regime | News

British Airways chief executive, Sean Doyle, has called on the government to introduce a pre-flight testing regime as part of an overhaul of its fight against Covid-19. Speaking this morning at the Airlines 2050 forum, Doyle said only an end to quarantine restrictions would allow the UK to rebuild its economy. He explained: “Our position […]

Travel sector urges quick action from new taskforce | News

Virgin to cut 1,150 more jobs as recapitalisation wins approval | News

The UK travel sector has given a muted welcome to the launch of a travel taskforce from the UK government, urging quick action to reopen borders to international visitors. Announced earlier, the new body will examine possible changes to current quarantine requirements, as well as the practicalities of introducing testing on arrival to reduce isolation […]

UKinbound urges tailored support for tourism sector | News

UKinbound urges tailored support for tourism sector | News

UKinbound has released its latest business barometer results, indicating that the recent government stimulus, designed to help businesses and the economy, falls short. The trade body has found recent support will not help a significant number of valuable companies in the inbound tourism industry. Over half (52 per cent) of businesses stated that the VAT […]

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