river cruise

River cruise given green light

Agents, associations and operators welcome news. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has clarified its advice around the much-criticised ban on cruise ships, allowing Brits to take river cruises for the first time in months. The…

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Chancellor cuts VAT for tourism

Rishi Sunak cuts VAT to 5 per cent for hotel rooms and attractions The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that VAT will be cut to 5 per cent for hospitality businesses as part of measures…

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Tailored support needed to save travel

ABTA has written to the chancellor ahead of this week’s fiscal statement to urge “tailored support” for the travel industry. Mark Tanzer told Rishi Sunak that ongoing salary support and financial assistance is required to…

ABTA calls on gov for travel roadmap

Association calls for clarity now that quarantine is in place ABTA has called on the government to outline its plans for restarting international travel, following on from the introduction of a 14-day quarantine period for…