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.
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.
Government plans to introduce a test and release system for travellers arriving in England have been broadly welcomed by the trade – but there are calls to go further.
New figures from ABTA suggest nine in ten holidays were either cancelled or rearranged in July and August, as the Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc in the travel sector.
New data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed overseas travellers made just 398,000 trips to the UK in the second quarter of the year - down 96 per cent on the same period in 2019.
The secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps, will be speaking at the annual Travel Convention. The show will return for 2020 as a one-day virtual event on October 14th.
loveholidays has become the latest travel agent to depart ABTA in a growing dispute over refunds. The online travel company follows On the Beach in resigning its membership of the trade body.
The online travel agent declined to refund customers for the flight element of package bookings to Spain unless airlines had cancelled flights and made a refund.
Convened by ABTA, the Save Future Travel Coalition has written to the UK treasury and other relevant departments with a joint budget submission.