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ABTA launches two new Member helplines

New lines are to help dispute chargeback and boost cybersecurity ABTA has launched two new Member advice helplines to help the industry over the coming months. The helplines will provide Members with 30 minutes of…

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Not Just Travel reports 62% rise in bookings

Homeworking group says increase down to vaccine news and Black Friday Homeworking group Not Just Travel has recorded a 62 per cent surge in bookings this week on the back of news about a coronavirus…

Aruba and Samoa added to travel corridor list

Latvia and Estonia come off the list Bhutan, Mongolia and Timor-Leste are among the countries that have been added to the travel corridor list, in the latest round of changes. Aruba as well as the…

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Internova rebrands luxury travel division

Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group and Colletts Travel become part of GTG Internova Travel Group has renamed its high-service premium and luxury travel division as Global Travel Collection (GTC). The decision follows a major reorganisation…

Co-op Travel Consortium hosts virtual conference

Delegates were addressed by Midcounties Co-operative’s CEO Phil Ponsonby and suppliers Travel agency members of the Co-op Travel Consortium, part of Midcounties Co-operative, have joined its virtual conference, which took place November 18-19 2020. The online event,…

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Global Travel Taskforce reports back

‘Test to release’ scheme, tour bubbles and marketing campaign among recommendations. The Global Travel Taskforce has reported back and made 14 recommendations, which it says will safely increase demand in travel and “take the lead…

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Travel Taskforce discusses cruise

Report says 'critical that we proceed cautiously and are mindful of the public health risks' The UK government has published its full Global Travel Taskforce report, which explores the return of cruise. The report says…

‘Test to release’ revealed

‘We’re pleased The Global Travel Taskforce has recognised the urgency of the situation,’ says ABTA The government has launched its new strategy for testing international arrivals, meaning those arriving into England will be able to…

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Lords debate future of high-street agents

ABTA briefs Lords on issues facing industry The House of Lords set to hold a debate this afternoon on the future of high-street travel agents. The discussion comes from a question by Baroness Clark of…

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Sri Lanka and Israel corridors

More changes to travel corridors list, despite current ban on travel A host of countries have been added to the travel corridors list, including the popular tourist destinations of Israel and Sri Lanka. As is…