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,…

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…

Tui

Coronavirus: 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…

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,…