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.
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.
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.
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.
The government has confirmed that arrivals from France to England will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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.
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.
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 has launched a new proactive consumer social media campaign to encourage travellers to continue taking trips during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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.
Paula Lacey will step down from her role on the board of Advantage Travel Partnership in September. As she relocates to Dubai, she will also leave her role as group commercial director of the organisation.