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Kuoni repatriates 2,000 customers

Kuoni has repatriated more than 2,000 customers from across the globe in the last two weeks. The company confirmed its last customer arrived safely into Heathrow from the Philippines yesterday, as the team raced against…

Cruise guests ‘left floating at sea’

Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford has accused countries of turning their backs on thousands of people “left floating at sea” after cruise ships were denied access to ports.  In a video message, he called…

Saga considers six-month suspension

Saga has said it is considering suspending cruises and tours for six months. In a statement, the company said: "The group has considered several adverse scenarios and has built contingency plans around a central stress…

Tui

Tui furloughs 11,000 UK employees

Tui has put 4,455 travel agency staff and more than 6,500 pilots, cabin crew and head-office workers on temporary leave. The travel giant made the decision to furlough its staff following the announcement of the government’s…

British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights

Flag carrier to maintain reduced service out of Heathrow British Airways has suspended all flights out of Gatwick because of a lack of demand in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. "Due to the considerable…

EasyJet grounds fleet

Carrier halts operations EasyJet's entire fleet of aircraft has been fully grounded due to the unprecedented travel restrictions introduced in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “We will continue to work with government bodies to…

Travel agencies furlough staff

A number of travel agencies, including Hays Travel, are taking advantage of the government’s Job Retention Scheme last week. The travel agency, which is the UK’s largest, has furloughed the majority of its workforce following.…

Our aims during the pandemic

Across Waterfront Publishing's titles, which include ABTA Magazine, our aim is to report, reassure and rebuild. That is: report news as it happens, reassure the trade, and help to rebuild confidence in the industry.  To facilitate that…

Hays Travel furloughs workforce

Hays Travel, the UK’s largest travel agency chain, has furloughed the majority of its workforce following the announcement of the government’s Job Retention Scheme last week. “The majority of our staff other than key workers are now…