Both Qatar Airways and Emirates have welcomed a decision to add the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to the amber list for travellers to England.
AITO has launched a highly critical attack on the UK government over what it claims are persistent failings to help the travel sector in the country.
ABTA has written to Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for transport, outlining the actions still needed from government to open up travel to more destinations.
Arrivals from the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the Russian Federation will now need to show a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed in their home country on arrival.
Ireland is to become the first country in Europe that fully-jabbed British citizens can visit without the need for any Covid-19 tests into or out of the country.
A coalition of travel industry organisations has written to the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, Oliver Dowden, to express disappointment at the tourism recovery plan.
Javier Piñanes, director of the Spanish Tourist Office in the UK, argued hospitals in the destination were under no pressure, and that the vast majority of new Covid-19 cases were among younger age groups.
The UK government has updated its travel lists, with the Balearic Islands moving to the amber list from Monday morning. The destination includes Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera.
Dragoman has revealed plans to go “dormant” for the foreseeable future in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company said it was going to “sit tight” until the resumption of long-haul travel.
The travel trade in England has given a mixed reception to plans to remove quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from amber list countries.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed vaccinated travellers returning to England from amber list countries will no longer have to self-isolate from later this month.