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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ABTA urges refunds following FCO travel advice changes | News

ABTA urges refunds following FCO travel advice changes | News

ABTA has said customers hit by a change in travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office should be offered a “full refund”. The announcement follows recent changes on travel regulations to Spain, with the British government surprisingly reintroducing quarantine measures. The FCO simultaneously began to urge against ‘all but essential travel’ to the destination, […]

Civil Aviation Authority urges airlines to do more on refunds | News

Civil Aviation Authority urges airlines to do more on refunds | News

The Civil Aviation Authority has said airlines operating in the UK still had work to do when it came to offering refunds for cancelled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The government body said a review into the issue had identified a group of carriers which have “substantial backlogs” of refund claims and […]

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