Log in
E-mail
Password
Show password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON
News: Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors

ABTA's response to the latest Government review of international travel measures

09/17/2021 | 01:02pm EDT

ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer said:


'ABTA welcomes today's announcement that fully-vaccinated travellers will no longer have to take PCR tests when returning from low-risk destinations. We await confirmation of the date this will be implemented and we urge the Government to do all it can to have this in place before October half-term. We have raised repeatedly with Government the fact that high PCR charges are one of the main barriers to overseas travel and it is good to see them respond to these calls. The removal of the need to take a pre-departure test for this group will also help bring much-needed confidence to the market and further reduce costs for travellers.


'We have also been asking for the green and amber categories to be removed and are pleased to see this happen under this new system. We also welcome the removal of eight more countries from the red list, some of which are important winter sun destinations, though we need more countries to come off the red list in due course. Although we recognise the need to retain a red list, the government needs to be much more transparent in its criteria for placing countries on it and it should only be retained for the management of known variants of concern.


'Today's announcement is a good step in the right direction, but it will not in itself be enough to undo two years of damage to the overseas travel industry, caused as a direct result of government policies. Targeted financial support for travel agents and tour operators is the only way to make good this damage and stem further job losses following on from the nearly 100,000 jobs which have already been lost in the outbound travel sector.


'As these new measures apply to England, we urge the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to update their international travel policies as soon as possible.'

Disclaimer

ABTA Ltd. published this content on 17 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 17 September 2021 17:01:08 UTC.


© Publicnow 2021
Latest news "Companies"
01:13pExclusive-Turkey's state banks likely to follow central bank and slash rates on Monday -sources
RE
01:06pROSEN, A LEADING AND RANKED LAW FIRM, Encourages Nano-X Imaging Ltd. Investors with Losses to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – NNOX
GL
01:01pSAVA 2-DAY DEADLINE ALERT : Hagens Berman, National Trial Attorneys, Encourages Cassava Sciences (SAVA) Investors with $250K+ Losses to Contact Firm's Attorneys Now, Oct. 26th Deadline in Securities Class Action
GL
12:27pBANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA S P A : Italy, UniCredit break off talks on ailing Italian bank
AQ
12:26p'Dune' Opens to $40 Million at the Box Office. Strong Enough for a Sequel?
RE
12:19pUniCredit, Italy govt end talks over potential sale of Monte dei Paschi
RE
12:16pBANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA S P A : MPS talks stumbled on 2.3/3.5 bln euro valuation gap - source
RE
12:14pEFG HERMES E : ValU, the Leading Buy-Now Pay-Later (BNPL) Fintech Platform, Wins the Fintech Company of the Year Category at the Inaugural Gulf Business Tech Awards 2021
PU
12:06pNIGERIAN BREWERIES : Some Young Nigerians Say Heavy Drinking Is Fun - Controls Must Keep Pace With Culture
AQ
12:04pS S LAZIO S P A : Primavera 2 | Lazio-Cesena 4-2, match report
PU
Latest news "Companies"