According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70 per cent of all global destinations have eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The body has committed to developing a comprehensive climate plan within the next 12 months, including transparent goals, measurable reductions and yearly progress updates.
HMRC has confirmed that once the Brexit transition period ceases, the VAT charged on holidays through the Tour Operator Margin Scheme on travel outside of the UK will be zero rated.
The deal includes the German Economic Support Fund, KfW Entwicklungsbank, commercial banks and the company’s largest single shareholder Unifirm.
The Singapore Tourism Board has appointed Michael Rodriguez to the role of area director for northern and western Europe. He will assume the role this month.
The company has agreed to repay more than £7 million owed to customers whose package holidays were cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Holidaymakers are usually better off avoiding booking sites when arranging a holiday and booking directly with a travel provider instead, according to Which?.
ABTA has launched two new member advice helplines. They will provide advice on how best to dispute a chargeback, or how to protect a business from data breaches.
Zoe Harris joins On the Beach from GoCo Group where she has been since 2018, initially holding the role of chief marketing officer for GoCompare.
As part of the integration effort, two former ACTE board members will join the GBTA global board. The move fulfils a pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The International Air Transport Association has announced that Alexandre de Juniac, the current director general, will step down from his role on March 31st.
UKHospitality has written to the chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, warning that additional financial support is “absolutely vital” to ensure hospitality businesses survive a bleak winter.