Travel reports $4.5 trillion losses

WTTC report reveals impact of pandemic The devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the global travel and tourism sector amounts to losses of almost US$4.5 trillion. The annual EIR from the World Travel & Tourism…

Cruise lines announce coastal sailings

Maritime minister told MPs that UK cruise lines will be able to restart domestic sailings from May 17 A number of cruise lines have announced coastal UK sailings this summer, after domestic cruises were given…

Travel corridors list: can you visit Portugal on holiday?

Portugal off ‘red list’

Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, as well as Mauritius have been removed from England’s red list. However, Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar were added. The changes come into place at 4am on March 19.…

Out now: ABTA Magazine March

Three ABTA Magazine publications out now In the March issue of ABTA Magazine, we’re taking the opportunity to explore the topic of sustainability in more depth, considering the obstacles the industry must overcome, the successes it has already…

Save future travel

Furlough extended until September

Rishi Sunak sets out economy recovery plan The chancellor must move beyond the government’s “blind-spot” concerning the impacts of international travel restrictions, ABTA has urged as the Rishi Sunak revealed his budget. The Job Retention…

summer holiday bookings

Travel restart an ‘opportunity for agents’

Taskforce to look at how international travel begins again Travel agents have a huge opportunity to offer a “balanced, honest perspective” as travel reopens, the CEO at Advantage Travel Partnership has said. This week, it…

Travel could restart by May 17

A Department for Transport review will look into restarting travel Holidays will resume no earlier than May 17, the government has said as it laid out its roadmap for exiting lockdown. A Department for Transport…

Holiday

Holidays ‘depend on vaccinations’

The travel industry can’t afford to lose another summer to the pandemic, says ABTA The transport secretary has warned that holidays this year will depend upon "everybody having their vaccinations”, home and abroad. In comments…