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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…

Live | Repatriation of Brits continues

Updates from the ABTA Magazine team as the travel industry is impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. ABTA continues to regularly update its advice for Members and customers.

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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…

Coronavirus: UK excluded in Trump’s EU travel ban

Donald Trump has announced that the US will temporarily suspend most travel from the European Union amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restrictions, which begin on Friday and last 30 days, do not apply to US citizens…

Coronavirus: cancellation policies

Details of temporary changes to cancellation policies are as follows: Tour operators Exsus Travel Guests who have made bookings between March 12 and April 30, 2020, including travel dates up to February 28, 2021, will have…

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,…