• ABTA urges government action to prevent catastrophic damage to tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    ABTA has again written to government ministers, including the office of the prime minister, to urge immediate action to prevent catastrophic damage to the UK travel industry.     ABTA believes there is a lack of action from the government …

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  • Five million Brits head abroad for the great Christmas and New Year getaway

    Published on : Thursday, December 26, 2019

    The Travel Association estimates that five million passengers are heading abroad over the Christmas and New Year period [18 December – 2 January], with the peak travel day being 20 December, and Christmas Day the quietest.   Holidaymakers are departing …

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  • Tourist Advice : Elephant rides considered ‘Unacceptable’

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

     UK’s largest association has now labelled direct contact between tourists and elephants which also includes riding and bathing them as ‘unaccpetable’.     The Animal Welfare Guidelines has been update by Abta which remains applicable to all member tour operators …

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  • ABTA is highlighting the importance of travel and tourism to the UK economy

    Published on : Saturday, November 23, 2019

    Before the General Election, ABTA is highlighting the importance of travel and tourism to the UK economy, and asking MPs to work with the industry for securing a sustainable future.   Titled ‘Value Tourism’, ABTA’s policy points out that tourism generated …

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  • ABTA CEO speaks on Thomas Cook failure

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

     At the Travel Convention in Tokyo, ABTA’s chief executive Mark Tanzer addressed the crowd and shed light on the failure of Thomas Cook which in his view was more of a failure of corporate finance than the failure of travel. …

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  • ABTA provides input to Aviation Strategy Green Paper

    Published on : Monday, June 24, 2019

    ABTA has submitted a response to the Government’s Aviation Strategy Green Paper consultation, which closes on 20 June. ABTA’s submission focuses on the role Government can play in creating a regulatory and tax environment that supports the development of a …

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  • Six super cities hosting Pride this summer

    Published on : Monday, June 24, 2019

    Every year in June, cities across the world host Pride events to celebrate LGBT communities. The events can include everything from parades, concerts, street parties to art and cultural events and political debates. They’re also a great reason to visit …

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  • Over £7 million stolen by fraudsters last year from holidaymakers

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    A report revealed that fraudsters stole over £7 million from unsuspecting UK holidaymakers and other travellers in 2018.     ABTA, Action Fraud and Get Safe Online have  joined forces to warn the public about the dangers posed by holiday …

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  • Over 3 million Brits to travel on Easter, ABTA

    Published on : Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    According to ABTA, three million Brits are expected to travel over Easter. The travel association indicates that the timing of the Easter bank holiday weekend being so close to the May Day bank holiday was encouraging holidaymakers to take an …

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  • Abta welcomes six-month Brexit delay as good news

    Published on : Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Brexit has been delayed to October 31, and Abta welcomes it as good news. The six-month delay of Brexit was agreed upon in the early hours of the morning following lengthy talks in Brussels. Prime minister Theresa May said the …

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  • ABTA advises Members about new mandatory Government initiative on energy usage and carbon emissions

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    ABTA is advising applicable Members that the Government’s new mandatory initiative on energy usage and carbon emissions, the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework, comes into force next week, on Monday 1 April.   The scheme aims to simplify …

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  • New alcohol crackdown, tourists to be fined in Mallorca

    Published on : Friday, March 22, 2019

    As a part of the new crackdown on alcohol consumption tourists and bars in Mallorca could be fined up to  €3,000. As per the new rules , bars will be banned from incitement drink which intends happy hour deals, two-for-one …

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  • ABTA launches new plastics guidance for travel companies

    Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2019

    ABTA is launching new guidance to support travel companies to take a long-term strategic approach in tackling their use of plastics, as part of a wider approach to waste management.   The guidance, titled ‘Managing plastics: guidance for travel companies’, …

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  • Outbound travel adds £37.1 billion to U.K. economy: ABTA

    Published on : Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Outbound travel’s economic contribution to the U.K. stands at 37.1 billion pound in Gross Value Added (GVA). It comprises 1.8 per cent of the U.K. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  It provides 221,000 jobs which is higher than that of wholesale …

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  • ABTA: More than 4.5 million UK holidaymakers set to escape cold this winter

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

     As per a report by ABTA more than 4.5 million (around 31% )of the UK holidaymakers will go on a winter holiday to warmer destinations as the weather in the UK might turn worse at the end of the month. …

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  • Record passenger numbers witnessed in the UK cruise sector last year

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    More than two million British travellers took a cruise last year for the first time is expected to be confirmed by CLIA UK & Ireland.     As the key 2018 summer travelling period are released, positive figures can be …

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  • ABTA welcomes six new Members and five new Partners between October and December 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    From October to December, six new Members and five new Partners joined ABTA, with one dual Member, one retail Member and four trading solely as a Principal. The following companies became ABTA Members between 1 October and 31 December 2018. …

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  • ABTA: One in four Brits book a holiday early to enjoy more

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    According to ABTA the sole reason for people booking in advance was to have more time to look forward to a holiday.     The driving factors behind booking an advance holiday is the excitement of anticipation, thinking about the …

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  • ABTA is the most trusted travel scheme among UK consumers

    Published on : Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    The Travel Association is the UK’s most trusted travel scheme among members of the public, finds new independent research*.   Respondents were asked to rank the travel organisations they are most confident in, on a scale of 1 to 4 …

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  • Alan Wardle leaves ABTA

    Published on : Monday, August 27, 2018

    Alan Wardle, ABTA’s director of public affairs has stepped down from the association after a restructure. Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer confirmed his departure stating that the changing needs of the organisation was a result of the decision to restructure. …

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