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UNWTO welcomes €4.2bn Spanish tourism package

UNWTO welcomes €4.2bn Spanish tourism package

The head of the United Nations specialised agency attended a meeting with Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, in Madrid earlier to learn about work being done to ease restrictions on travel introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

TUI Group to scale down France operations

TUI Group to scale down France operations

TUI Group has continued its repositioning of in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with TUI France set to focus on the high-margin business with a few core brands in the future.

WTTC praises European efforts to reopen tourism sector

WTTC praises European efforts to reopen tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council has praised European efforts to reopen borders in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Officials at the European Commission earlier recommended Schengen member states lift all internal border controls.

TUI restarts European summer holiday programme

TUI restarts European summer holiday programme

European markets – including Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland – will resume partial operations to a limited number of destinations from this month. However, TUI added the UK and Nordic region would have to wait until later in the summer.

TUI Group pushes holiday return into July

TUI Group pushes holiday return into July

TUI Group has pushed back the return of its operations in the UK into July. The travel giant had hoped to begin offering holidays again on June 30th, but this has now been delayed to July 10th.

Intrepid Travel rejigs booking policy as travel returns

Intrepid Travel rejigs booking policy as travel returns

Intrepid Travel has introduced a new flexible booking policy as well as enhanced safety procedures in response to the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The bookings policy allows changes to travel plans 21 days before a scheduled departure, allowing for new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees.