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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

Heathrow warns over Covid-19 rules as Christmas getaway begins | 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 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 […]

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

ABTA calls on government to plot route out of travel shutdown | 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 […]

Breaking Travel News investigates: IATA calls for government to reopen borders | Focus

Breaking Travel News investigates: IATA calls for government to reopen borders | Focus

IATA director general, Alain de Juniac, has offered his first Covid-19 briefing for 2021 and called for government to focus on reopening borders to international aviation Before we get into discussing the virus, I would like to extend the sympathies of the industry to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives […]

Ryanair critical of Irish government as further flights are cut | News

Ryanair blames CAA for latest cancellations | News

Ryanair now expects to fly a 26-30 million passengers this year, down from “below 35 million” predicted just a few weeks ago. The low-cost carrier had initially expected to fly more than 120 million customers this year, before the outbreak of Covid-19. The latest cuts follow newly announced Covid-19 lockdowns in Ireland, the UK and […]

ABTA issues new plea for government support | News

ABTA issues new plea for government support | News

New figures from ABTA suggest nine in ten holidays were either cancelled or rearranged in July and August, as the Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc in the travel sector. The new findings are from a survey of members carried out at the end of October before the latest lockdown measures were announced. They also reveal that […]

Norwegian cuts 1,600 jobs as government rejects funding plea | News

Norwegian cuts 1,600 jobs as government rejects funding plea | News

Norwegian has furloughed a further tranche of employees and announced new reductions in capacity. The decision follows a move by the government of Norway to deny the low-cost carrier further financial support yesterday. Norwegian argues its operations are unsustainable in light of travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which actively discourage […]

Future of Norwegian uncertain as government denies further aid | News

Future of Norwegian uncertain as government denies further aid | News

The government of Norway has announced that Norwegian will not receive further financial support. With the low-cost carrier having previous states further aid was necessary to maintain operations throughout the Covid-19 crisis, the future of the airline has been thrown into doubt. The company is now facing a very uncertain future, a statement said. “First […]

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