Tailored support needed to save travel

ABTA has written to the chancellor ahead of this week’s fiscal statement to urge “tailored support” for the travel industry. Mark Tanzer told Rishi Sunak that ongoing salary support and financial assistance is required to…

Brits embrace the staycation

New report by money.co.uk reveals Butlins and Haven among top searches, writes Anthony Pearce. Brands specialising in UK holidays saw an average 101 per cent increase in searches in May as lockdown Brits dreamt of getting away. Travel…

David Sanders launches PR42

Former director of UK PR for Princess Cruises launches PR42 after Carnival redundancy. David Sanders, the former director of UK PR for Carnival Corporation brand Princess Cruises, has set up his own agency to support…

Intrepid launches ‘Travel Agent Day’

Tour operator invites partners to celebrate important role agents play on a National Travel Agent Day similar to those held in Australia and US. Intrepid Travel, the small group tour operator, has revealed plans to…

Quarantine lifted for low risk countries

List of countries to be published later today Passengers returning to England from countries including Spain and Italy will not need to self-isolate from July 10, the transport secretary has confirmed. Grant Shapps said the…

UK holidays and villa stays among summer trends

Advantage Holidays “beefs up” domestic product. Domestic holidays and villa breaks will be among the top trends of the summer, Advantage Travel Partnership has said. The travel agent consortia said a number of new partnerships…

Quarantine ‘to be removed for up 75 countries’…

Source suggests list of EU and Commonwealth countries will be revealed this week. The government’s ‘air bridges’ plan could be abandoned in favour of a wider relaxation of travel restrictions, according to reports. The Telegraph…

Italy publishes protocols for travellers

Tourist board hopes guidance will reassure tourists heading to Italy The Italian Tourist Board has published a set of guidelines and protocols on for travellers heading to the country this summer. The information covers both…