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.
The Northern Ireland scheme includes a flat payment of £10,000 to travel agencies operating from commercial premises, or a £3,500 payment to self-employed travel agents working from home.
ABTA has confirmed that Steve Heapy, chief executive Jet2, has been appointed as a director of the board. He will take up the position on March 25th.