United Airlines

United to launch transatlantic Covid pilot

Airline to run pilot from New York to London United Airlines is to launch a free transatlantic Covid-19 testing programme between London and New York. The pilot scheme will run from November 16 through to…

Brand USA

Brand USA launches Global Marketplace

ABTA Magazine speaks to Christopher Thompson, CEO of Brand USA, as the new platform launches How do you market a destination during a global pandemic? It's a tough question. However, it's one that destination marketing…

CAA extends refund credit note protection

Atol-holders can issue protected refund credit notes until the end of the year Refund credit notes are to be Atol-protected until December 31, the Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed. The scheme had originally been backed…

Sandals Resorts

Sandals: guests are booking longer stays

Company confirms booking longer pattern Unique Caribbean Holidays Ltd, the UK tour operator for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has revealed that clients travelling in 2020 are staying 16 per cent longer on holiday in than…

Not Just Travel hires recruitment manager

Louise Baxendell joins Not Just Travel as new sign-ups hits record levels Not Just Travel, the homeworking franchise, has appointed a recruitment manager to "keep up with the demand in expansion". Louise Baxendell joins the…

British Airways Sean Doyle

New BA boss calls for pre-departure testing

Sean Doyle makes plea in first address The new boss of British Airways has called for the government to adopt pre-departure testing for Covid-19 in his first speech as CEO. Speaking at Airlines 2050: Beyond…

Kuoni

Kuoni launches Flex+

Operator unveils new flexible initiative Kuoni has introduced a new flexible booking initiative, Flex+, which allows a holiday to be cancelled or changed up to 10 days before travel for any reason. The new scheme…

September 2020 – out now

Read the latest issue of the Trade Publication of the Year In the latest digital-only issue of ABTA Magazine we continue to analyse the chaos of the current travel corridors system and the 14-day quarantine…