Advantage Travel Partnership News
Warm praise from industry as government removes Covid-19 travel rules
The travel trade has warmly welcomed news all remaining Covid-19 restrictions, including the passenger locator form, will be dropped in England at 04:00 on Friday.
Travel sector critical of new hospitality funding
ABTA has criticised £1 billion in emergency funding for the hospitality sector in the UK, arguing the plight of the travel industry has been ignored.
Advantage Travel Partnership restructures operations
The Advantage Travel Partnership will move out of its head office as it restructures its operation. The company said it would move to a hybrid working environment for all head office-based staff.
Travel industry critical of new green list update
The travel trade has issued a negative response to the latest green list update for arrivals into the UK. Insiders called for a wider reopening and lower cost tests ahead as soon as possible.
Advantage Travel Partnership rides home working wave
The organisation has announced a 40 per cent increase in membership enquiries year-on-year with particular growth in conversions of Advantage Managed Services and home workers.
France joins amber list as part of modest reopening
The government has confirmed that arrivals from France to England will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Disappointment as lockdown restrictions are extended
Boris Johnson has announced that the full reopening of the hospitality sector will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19th. Restrictions will thus remain in place at pubs, restaurants and stadiums.
Travel industry welcomes plan to reopen UK tourism – but raises questions
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.
Travel sector calls for further support as new lockdown begins
The travel sector has called for further financial support in the wake of new lockdown restrictions across the UK, but there are signs of optimism ahead of the key summer season.
Advantage Travel Partnership cancels annual conference
As with the rest of the industry, Advantage said it was adapting to an ever-evolving situation and the priority remained providing daily support, advice and expertise to help members navigate these unprecedented times.
Advantage launches Keep Calm Travel On consumer ad campaign
Advantage Travel Partnership has launched a new proactive consumer social media campaign to encourage travellers to continue taking trips during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Cookes takes up new role with Advantage Travel Partnership
Advantage Travel Partnership has appointed the former general manager of the Freedom Travel Group, Kelly Cookes, as leisure director. The role is a newly created board position within the UK’s largest consortia of independent travel agents.