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European Union bans travellers from outside bloc

European Union bans travellers from outside bloc

The European Union is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in a battle to contain the spread of coronavirus. In an unprecedented move, the external borders of 26 EU states will be closed.

Intrepid Group to cease tours until end of April

Intrepid Group to cease tours until end of April

Intrepid Travel and Peregrine Adventure tours that are currently operating will continue until April 3rd. Any customers that opt to leave their tour early will receive a credit for the remainder of their itinerary.

Gathy to lead development of Amaala Island

Gathy to lead development of Amaala Island

Internationally renowned French-Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy has been appointed as master planner for Amaala Island, part of an ultra-luxury destination taking shape on the north western coastline of Saudi Arabia.

WTTC Global Summit delayed until autumn

WTTC Global Summit delayed until autumn

Gloria Guevara, WTTC chief executive, said: “We stand in solidarity with governments, countries and organisations which are being affected by Covid-19 and look forward to hosting our Global Summit in the autumn."

Wizz Air pulls out of Italy as lockdown expands

Wizz Air pulls out of Italy as lockdown expands

Wizz Air has suspended flights from all destinations to Italy with immediate effect. The decision comes as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office begins to advise against all travel to the country.

ABTA calls on UK government for coronavirus support

ABTA calls on UK government for coronavirus support

ABTA is calling on the government to consider extraordinary support measures for businesses operating in the tourism sector in the budget next week. The request comes in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.