The campaign - entitled Travel with Confidence - will launch with a series of four different radio adverts, aiming to encourage people to book with an ABTA member while also increasing understanding of the organisation’s offer of support, protection and expertise.
British chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed air passenger duty will rise in line with inflation for long-haul flights during the annual budget - a decision greeted with a mixture of disbelief and anger among aviation stakeholders.
ABTA has urged travellers to think twice before hiring mopeds while overseas, and to only ride quad bikes as part of an organised excursion. In recent years, quad bikes have become increasingly popular, particularly in places like Greece, Cape Verde and Turkey.
ABTA has launched a refreshed version of its Accessible Tourism e-learning tool; an online tool developed to help staff working in the travel industry build on their knowledge of accessible tourism and meet customer needs.
There is a growing “puzzlement, frustration and a little bit of anger” from UK-based travel agents about government delays in negotiating Brexit, according to ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer.
As many as two in five people – or some 9.9 million Brits - who travelled abroad in the past 12 months have holidayed without the right travel insurance, took part in activities which may not have been covered, or didn’t have any insurance at all, according to ABTA.
The UK government has said it will introduce new rules to fix the legal costs that can be claimed in package holiday sickness claims. The move is designed to close a loophole which the travel industry believes has helped fuel a rising number of claims.