Tui

Tui to cut staff pay

Tui will cut its staff wages between 30 and 50 per cent – but avoid redundancies. The travel giant said colleagues required to work will receive a 30 per cent reduction in basic pay and…

Gatwick Airport control tower

CAA extends Atol renewal deadline

The Civil Aviation Authority is extending the Atol-renewal deadline. It said it had taken the "exceptional decision" to extend the deadline until April 28, 2020. The decision to extend licences comes into effect on March…

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…