British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights

British Airways to maintain reduced service out of Heathrow British Airways has suspended all flights out of Gatwick because of a lack of demand in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. "Due to the considerable…

Travel agencies furlough staff

A number of travel agencies, including Hays Travel, are taking advantage of the government’s Job Retention Scheme last week. The travel agency, which is the UK’s largest, has furloughed the majority of its workforce following.…

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Our aims during the pandemic

Across Waterfront Publishing's titles, which include ABTA Magazine, our aim is to report, reassure and rebuild. That is: report news as it happens, reassure the trade, and help to rebuild confidence in the industry.  To facilitate that…

Hays Travel furloughs workforce

Hays Travel, the UK’s largest travel agency chain, has furloughed the majority of its workforce following the announcement of the government’s Job Retention Scheme last week. “The majority of our staff other than key workers are now…

Travel media unites for #onetravelindustry

The travel trade media in the UK & Ireland is uniting behind the #onetravelindustry movement, to bring competing media businesses together with one common goal during the coronavirus crisis. Titles including Abta Magazine, Cruise Adviser,…

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Kuoni to bring back staff

Tour operator makes announcement after government reveals package Kuoni parent company Der Touristik UK will retain its staff during the Coronavirus pandemic, including the 70 workers it made redundant on Friday, through the government’s furloughing…

Titan guests fly from Darwin to UK

Tour operator's guests part of first non-stop flight between Darwin and UK Twenty Titan travellers are set to make aviation history as they travel back to the UK on the first temporary non-stop flight from…

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 following talks between the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the IOC president, Thomas Bach, met on…