ABTA urges PTR changes

The government has announced further details of its measures aimed at supporting business during the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEsa Business…

Norwegian

Norwegian Air cancels flights and lays off staff

Norwegian will cancel 4,000 flights and temporarily lay off about 50 cent its employees, the company has announced. “This is an unprecedented situation and our main priority continues to be the care and safety of…

Cruse lines suspend cruises

Princess Cruises, Viking and Windstar pause operations amid Coronavirus outbreak. Princess Cruises has announced that it is to pause all cruises for 60 days as a result of the Coronavirus. The ban covers departures between…

Coronavirus: UK excluded in Trump’s EU travel ban

Donald Trump has announced that the US will temporarily suspend most travel from the European Union amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restrictions, which begin on Friday and last 30 days, do not apply to US citizens…

Budget looks to help small businesses

Business rates, sick pay for self isolating employees and loans in Sunak's first Budget The Chancellor has announced that certain leisure, retail and hospitality companies will not pay any business rates this year. The move,…

Rome

ABTA updates advice as FCO warns against all…

FCO now advises against all but essential travel to Italy; ABTA’s latest advice and Q&A’s for travellers is available at abta.com/coronavirus. The Foreign Office has warned British residents against all but essential travel to Italy admit…

ABTA calls for travel industry support plan amid…

ABTA is calling on the Government to consider support measures for businesses operating in the UK’s travel and tourism sector in the context of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Following a meeting with the Tourism Minister…

Flybe collapses after government talks fail

Flybe, the largest independent regional airline in Europe, has entered into administration after failing to secure a government loan of £100m. All flights have been cancelled and customers have been told not to travel to airports unless…