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ABTA backs government action on bogus sickness claims

ABTA backs government action on bogus sickness claims

Following an announcement the UK government would look into action to tackle false sickness claims, ABTA is urging the industry to maintain momentum on the #StopSicknessScams campaign. The body hopes to ensure that change comes as quickly as possible to close the loophole in legislation that allows claims companies to unduly profit from sickness claims.

Etihad welcomes ABTA to Abu Dhabi with digital first message

Etihad welcomes ABTA to Abu Dhabi with digital first message

Etihad Airways chief executive, Peter Baumgartner, addressed the annual Travel Convention summit in Abu Dhabi earlier and took the opportunity to underline to conference delegates how the airline will continue to be a leader in the development of the aviation sector, through its approach to innovation and technological advancement. The airline continues to invest in a next-generation fleet and is expected to take delivery of its first Airbus 350 in 2017.

Tourism bodies seek to quell consumer fears over Brexit

Tourism bodies seek to quell consumer fears over Brexit

With the peak travel season about to begin, British holidaymakers are set to discover the immediate effects of the vote to the Leave the European Union, with the pound falling and prices increasing abroad. ABTA has assured travellers that there will be no immediate change in European regulations in the face of the UK vote to exit the European Union, claiming: “People due to travel this summer will see little changes to their holiday.

ABTA boosted by new members

ABTA boosted by new members

ABTA welcomed 11 new Members, five trading as duals, five trading as principals and one trading as a retail Member. Additionally, 10 new Partners joined the association from 1 January to 31 March 2016.