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UK Government Considers Implementing New Vaccine Passport

UK Government Considers Implementing New Vaccine Passport

Following the lead of fellow European countries Denmark and Sweden, it emerged on Friday that the British government was looking into the prospect of a vaccine passport, that would allow those in the UK to travel abroad once more. As the UK races to vaccinate its population, the news is bound to be warmly received […]

Maharashtra government lowers types of permission for hospitality sector from 70 to 10

Maharashtra government lowers types of permission for hospitality sector from 70 to 10

The Maharashtra cabinet on 7 October approved the ‘ease of doing business’ policy for the hospitality sector in the state, bringing down the number of licences required for businesses. State tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray hailed the decision as a landmark decision. According to a graphic shared by the minister on Twitter, one will only need […]

ABTA: Urgent government action needed to support travel industry

ABTA: Urgent government action needed to support travel industry

ABTA – The Travel Association says the global travel industry has an opportunity and responsibility to rebuild in a more sustainable way following the coronavirus crisis, but that urgent action from the UK Government is critical in helping boost consumer confidence. At the Association’s annual Travel Convention, held virtually this year, ABTA revealed new figures […]

Airline industry: Urgent government help needed to prevent jobs catastrophe

Airline industry: Urgent government help needed to prevent jobs catastrophe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry. Estimates from the Air Transport Action Group suggest some 4.8 million aviation workers’ jobs are at risk as a result of air travel demand […]

Heathrow CEO: UK government leaves aviation sector out in the cold

Heathrow CEO: UK government leaves aviation sector out in the cold

Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Aviation is the lifeblood of the UK’s economy, critical for exports of goods and services and imports of vaccines, as well as inbound tourism, students and foreign direct investment. Lack of Government action is weakening our sector, making it harder for us to support the eventual economic recovery and help deliver […]

ABTA confirms agents are eligible for new government grants

ABTA confirms agents are eligible for new government grants

The government has published amended regulations that explicitly reference retail travel agents as businesses that are required to legally close in tier four areas within England. Trade body ABTA argued the confirmation was a welcome step in ensuring agents in England are eligible for grant support under the localised restrictions support grants regime. The previous […]

What Brexit means for travel, government funding and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA’s Jan meet

What Brexit means for travel, government funding and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA’s Jan meet

ABTA is holding an extra round of regional business meetings this year, starting from 19 January 2021 and running through to 2 February. During the meetings, ABTA will provide an update on the government schemes available to support the sector and the lobbying work that the association is conducting, particularly around the need for tailored […]

Government introduces new rules for International Travel

Government introduces new rules for International Travel

International passengers returning to Australia will now be required to provide a pre-flight negative COVID test, while masks will become compulsory on all flights, under new National Cabinet measures. At a special meeting between State premiers and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, it was also agreed that National Cabinet will now meet every fortnight, following the […]

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