Updated information on the activities around the Travel Day of Action has been published by ATBA. The event is scheduled to take place on June 23rd across the UK.
The annual Travel Matters conference from ABTA has confirmed a line-up of speakers from the worlds of politics, policy and tourism. The event will be brought to delegates virtually on June 22nd.
ABTA has called on the government to provide additional funding to travel agents following the shock decision to remove Portugal from the list of safe travel destinations.
ABTA and Airlines UK have written to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the need for clarity around the future approach to Foreign Travel Advice.
The move sees Rachel Jordan take on overall responsibility for membership onboarding and management, in additional to her existing financial protection role, starting today.
The coalition has written to Oliver Dowden, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, to urge the swift development of a tourism recovery plan to support the sector in the UK.
ABTA has written to Lord Frost, highlighting the needs of the travel industry in the future relationships with the European Union, post Brexit.
Recognising that the travel and tourism sector will be continuing to deal with the impact of coronavirus, officials said the annual convention will this year take plane online on October 11th.
Organisations from across the tourism sector have welcomed a report from the Global Travel Taskforce, but called for more clarity from the government on when plans will be implemented.
ABTA has written to officials at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) to protest at levels of grant support being made available to the retail travel industry in England.
Ruth Marshall, managing director of RCL Cruises; Garry Wilson, chief executive of easyJet Holidays; and Andrew Flintham, managing director of TUI Northern Region, will all take up new seats.
New research from ABTA, which represents the interests of travel agents, has found a growing trend for holidaymakers seeking the security of booking a package holiday with a travel professional.