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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…

Grant Shapps to speak at Travel Convention

Transport secretary will speak at digital event in October Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for transport, will be speaking at this year's Travel Convention, which this year will be a one-day virtual event on…

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Slovenia off travel corridors list

Latest round of changes announced. Slovenia and Guadeloupe have been removed from the government’s travel corridors list. On July 28, Slovenia was added to the list having been initially omitted, demonstrating the uncertainty being caused…

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Thomas Cook relaunches as OTA

Heritage brand is relaunched Thomas Cook has relaunched as an online travel agent. The company, which was founded in 1841, went into administration with billions of pounds of debt. It has been bought by Fosun…

Why you should book with a travel agent

With travel becoming more complicated as a result of conflicting and constantly changing coronavirus regulations, agents can be more valuable than ever, writes Anthony Pearce In March, like many others, I was forced to cancel…

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Couples ‘saving and upgrading’ for honeymoons

Kuoni releases honeymoon report Couples are "saving and upgrading" for their honeymoon as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Kuoni's new report. The average honeymoon has risen by £530 from £7,709 in 2019…

Inland cruises set sail again in UK

River and loch cruises restart, allowing guests to hit the waters. Many cruises may be off limits for British holidaymakers due to Foreign Office advice, but there are a number of inland options in the…

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Portugal back off travel corridors list

Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion off the list, but Sweden is added. Portugal has been removed from the travel corridors list – just weeks after it was added, following a rise in coronavirus infections. Grant Shapps, the transport…

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Save Future Travel Coalition writes to chancellor

‘It’s vital the government acts quickly to support businesses and retain jobs,’ says ABTA The Save Future Travel Coalition has written to HM Treasury and other relevant departments with a joint budget submission outlining the…

Meet the ABTA team: Den Ashby

Each issue we speak to an ABTA employee about their work. This time: Den Ashby, member engagement manager I joined ABTA as a fresh-faced 25-year-old in 1988, when I was employed to set up a…

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Ask the ABTA expert: Greece advice

Have a burning question you can’t find the answer to? Be it travel trends, a regulatory riddle or destination dilemmas, send us your query for an expert response Q: I have a number of customers…