Brand USA launches quiz for agents

Brand USA is inviting agents to its Insider Guide webinar series. Brand USA representatives are taking agents on a weekly virtual road-trip to discover the USA’s must-see places on different self-drive itineraries from Brand USA's…

G Adventures launches live virtual small-group tours

Small-group specialist recreates tour experience digitally. G Adventures is introducing new Virtual Travel Experiences, including the operator’s first live virtual small group tour - to Italy - departing today at 17.00pm BST. Other Virtual Travel…

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Carnival Cruise Line extends suspension

Carnival Corporation brand becomes latest line to push back suspensions. Carnival Cruise Line has extended the suspension of its cruises until June 26. The company offered two options for those whose sailings have been affected…

Tui extends suspensions

Tui river cruise launch pushed back until November as beach holidays and ocean cruise also further suspended. Tui has announced extensions to its suspensions of beach holidays, as well as ocean and river cruises. In…

£1.3m fund for DMOs

A £1.3 million scheme has been launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for Destination Management Organisations at risk of closure. The funding is available to any at-risk DMO in England…

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Tui furloughs 11,000 UK employees

Tui has put 4,455 travel agency staff and more than 6,500 pilots, cabin crew and head-office workers on temporary leave. The travel giant made the decision to furlough its staff following the announcement of the government’s…

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.…

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…