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Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Poll finds 39% of Brits want to travel ‘ASAP’ after lockdown 

A poll by a homeworking group has found that more than a third (39%) of customers would like to travel “as soon as possible” after lockdown restrictions are lifted. Link  

TTG 26th May 2020: Analysis: What do the quarantine measures mean for travel? 

As if anyone thought otherwise, June was effectively cancelled in travel terms last week with the announcement of blanket quarantine requirements from next month. Link 

TTG 26th May 2020: Spain to reopen to foreign tourists in July 

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has confirmed the country intends to reopen to foreign tourists from the start of July. Link  

The Telegraph 26th May 2020Travel restriction updates: Greece could block British arrivals unless UK infection rate falls 

Greece hopes to welcome foreign tourists from June 15, but Britons could be blocked from visiting due to the UK’s relatively high Covid-19 infection rate. Link 

Ittn 26th May 2020: New Tourism Recovery Taskforce will be Chaired by Ruth Andrews 

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D.,have announced the formation of a special Tourism Recovery Taskforce with an Independent Chair, dedicated to spearheading economic recovery for the tourism sector. Link 

Ittn 26th May 2020: Spain reopens for Irish visitors from 1st July 

Wake the town and tell the people is the message from Spain as they announce that Irelands largest overseas destination is open for visitors with effect from the first of July.Spain is one of the top destinations in the World with more than 80 million foreign visitors per annum. Link  

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Travel bodies in talks to create lobbying alliance 

A group of travel industry organisations plans to create an alliance to work together on key issues impacting the trade. Link  

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Spain produces guidelines for ‘safe reopening’ of tourism 

The Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism has published 12 guides detailing the specifications for the ‘safe reopening’ of Spain’s tourism industry and help reduce the spread of Covid-19. Link 

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Canary Islands pushes ‘safe corridors’ concept to kick-start summer 

Airports in the Canary Islands are preparing to handle international flights running on ‘safe corridors’ from countries at low risk of Covid-19. Link 

Travel Weekly 27th May 2020Fourteen-day quarantine ‘devastating blow’ to travel sector 

The government’s 14-day coronavirus quarantine restrictions planned from June 8 would put the majority of people off holidaying abroad this summer, a new study reveals. Link  

Travel Weekly 27th May 2020Agents call for rethink of quarantine plans 

The government’s 14-day quarantine plan is a “completely mad idea” which should be “knocked on the head”, according to a leading independent travel agent. Link  

TTG 27th May 2020: Canary Islands seeks ‘safe corridors’ to restart tourism 

The Canary Islands will demand safety guarantees from its key source markets if it is to reopen to tourists this summer. Link  

iNews 27th May 2020Tenerife travel advice: Latest FCO coronavirus guidelines as UK lockdown continues 

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is still advising against all but essential international travel. Link  

RTE 27th May 2020Ryanair’s O’Leary says quarantine measures won’t work 
Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary has called for the removal of «ineffective quarantine measures» and said that by wearing facemasks Irish people can safely «go back flying» from July. Link  

Travel Weekly 28th May 2020Redundant airline staff to be retrained as care workers 

A national recruitment initiative to re-train and employ thousands of airline staff into frontline care roles has been unveiled. Link 

Travel Weekly 28th May 2020‘Abandon quarantine’ more than 70 industry leaders urge 

Leaders of more than 70 UK travel and hospitality businesses have urged home secretary Priti Patel to drop plans for 14-day quarantine restrictions on arrivals to the UK. Link  

TTG 28th May 2020: PM: ‘We want as sensible a quarantine scheme as possible’  

Potential «air bridge» agreements between the UK and other countries would rely on our progress to contain Covid-19 and evidence partner nations are «in at least as good a position as we are», according to Boris Johnson. Link 

 TTG 28th May 2020: Govt accused of ‘woefully slow’ response to refund crisis 

Dozens of leading travel firms have accused the government of «procrastinating to the point of absurdity» on supporting, or ruling against, so-called «refund credit notes» (RCNs). Link  

 Independent 28th May 2020: Holidaymakers warned there will be no July U-turn on overseas trips 

Health chiefs are ruling out giving the go-ahead to non-essential holiday travel abroad from July 1, dashing the hopes of people who were hoping for a mid-summer getaway. Link 

 Independent 28th May 2020: Overseas travel down by 99pc after ‘unprecedented collapse’ 

Barely 16,000 people entered Ireland by air or sea during the entire month of April – well below 1pc of the normal flow of travellers. Link 

Independent 28th May 2020: ‘We can’t stay in hibernation forever’ – Return of visitors to holiday villages stirs up mixed emotions 

As the sun-drenched bank holiday weekend approaches, there are mixed feelings about the possibility of an influx of visitors to coastal areas. Link 

 Independent 28th May 2020: New travel quarantine regulations come into effect in Ireland 

Passengers arriving from overseas will be required to fill in a form telling the authorities where they will be self isolating for 14 days. Link  

Travel Weekly 29th May 2020: MPs add pressure on government over 14-day quarantine plans 

A cross-party group of MPs has joined travel industry leaders in demanding urgent action from government to support the aviation sector. Link 

Travel Weekly 29th May 2020: Travel Weekly parent urges industry leaders to back quarantine lobbying 

The parent company of Travel Weekly and The Caterer has urged industry leaders to lobby the Government over its “devastating” quarantine plans. Link 

Travel Weekly 29th May 2020: Accor campaign aims to ‘Reignite the Love of Travel’ 

Accor has unveiled a new global campaign with the tagline ‘Reignite the Love of Travel’. Link 

TTG 29th May 2020: UNWTO reimagines tourism journey from home to destination 

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has issued new guidelines reimagining the passenger journey from home to destination to restore «safe, seamless travel» and help the global tourism sector «emerge stronger and more sustainably» from the coronavirus pandemic. Link  

Travel Mole 29th May 2020: WTTC unveils measures for ‘new normal’ 

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to encourage the return of travel in the ‘new normal’. Link 

Travel Daily 29th May 2020: UNWTO unveils global guidelines to reopen tourism 

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help the tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. Link  

Independent 29th May 2020: ’50pc is the new full’ – Demand picks up for ‘post-pandemic’ staycations 

Home holidaymakers are leaving the ‘dreaming phase’ and starting to book limited space for summer staycations, Pól Ó Conghaile reports. Link  

NI Travel News 29th May 2020: Still Hope for a Foreign Holiday in July – Matt Hancock Gives Holidaymakers Hope! 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told This Morning that he wouldn’t rule out a rethink of the quarantine rules saying that the Government has been looking carefully at overseas holidays and the rules on quarantine and international travel. Link  


Travel Weekly 26th May 2020: EasyJet finance chief to step down 

EasyJet finance chief Andrew Findlay today announced plans to step down in 2021. Link  

TTG 26th May 2020EasyJet to restart with mainly domestic portfolio 

EasyJet will resume a mainly domestic network from 15 June, with the sole exception being a Gatwick-Nice service. Link  

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Ryanair forges ahead with summer flights as restrictions are lifted 

Ryanair today confirmed plans to serve summer holiday destinations across southern Europe by resuming 40% of its normal schedule from July. Link 

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Virgin Atlantic delays return due to UK quarantine restrictions 

Virgin Atlantic will not resume flights until at least August following the announcement of UK 14-day Covid-19 quarantine restrictions from next month. Link  

TTG 26th May 2020: Ryanair: Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and Spain ‘open for holidays’ 

Ryanair says it is ready to press ahead with its plans to restore 40% of its normal July flight schedule from 1 July now that several European have confirmed plans to reopen to international flights and visitors. Link  

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Ryanair forges ahead with summer flights as restrictions are lifted 

Ryanair today confirmed plans to serve summer holiday destinations across southern Europe by resuming 40% of its normal schedule from July. Link 

 Travel Weekly 27th May 2020Government bailouts will delay airline sector recovery 

The airline industry’s global debt level could soar by 28% to $550 billion by the end of the year, Iata has warned. Link  

TTG 27th May 2020: World’s airlines will be half a trillion in the red, predicts IATA 

The world’s airlines could be $550 billion in debt by the end of 2020, Iata has warned. Link  

Travel Daily 27th May 2020Global airline debt could rise to nearly USD550 billion 

IATA (International Air Transport Association) has published an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on airlines, which shows the industry’s global debt could reach as much as USD550 billion by the end of this year, an increase of USD120 billion on debt levels at the beginning of 2020. Link 

Travel Mole 27th May 2020: Airline debt could swell to more than half a trillion dollars in 2020 

Airlines could run up debts of US$550 billion by the end of the year, IATA is warning. Link  

Express 27th May 2020Ryanair flights: Airline confirms it will resume most flights from July 1 

RYANAIR has confirmed plans to restore 40 percent of its flights from July 1 and that they will be flying to popular destinations. Link  

Express 27th May 2020easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, BA, & TUI to take to the skies once more – where will they fly to? 

EASYJET, Jet2, Ryanair and British Airways have all announced plans to return to the skies as lockdown restrictions are eased both here in the UK and around the world. Where can Britons holiday this summer? Link  

Travel Weekly 28th May 2020EasyJet to cut 30% of workforce 

EasyJet is to cut 30% of jobs while warning that demand will not return to 2019 levels for three years. Link  

Travel Weekly 29th May 2020: Wizz Air targets Spain with new summer routes 

Wizz Air is opening more holiday routes to Spanish destinations from Luton airport this summer despite the Foreign Office still ruling out all but essential international travel due to Covid-19. Link  

Travellers and travel agents/ Tour operators 

TTG 26th May 2020: Travel Agencies given green light to reopen from mid-June 

Travel agencies have been given the green light to reopen from mid-June, subject to be able to meet the government’s Covid-19 secure guidelines. Link 

TTG 26th May 2020: TUI ‘preparing intensively’ to relaunch in Spain 

Tui chief Fritz Joussen has said the operator is «preparing intensively» to relaunch in Spain. Link  

The Irish Times 26th May 2020The great unlocking: Top holiday destinations welcome back tourists 

Spain, Portugal, Italy and other hotspots prepare for the return of holidaymakers. Link  

iNews 26th May 2020Coronavirus and travel: Talks to allow Britons to travel to Spain without two weeks’ quarantine 

Exclusive: A Spanish government source then told i that Madrid and London were discussing the possibility of setting up ‘air corridors’. Link  

Express 27th May 2020TUI holidays: When can we go on TUI holidays again? 

AS MORE and more coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to be eased, Brits want to know when they can fly out on holiday once again. When can we go on TUI holidays again? Link  

Travel Weekly 28th May 2020Agents facing ‘tough conversations’ over summer cancellations 

Agents are warning they face “some tough conversations” with clients over cancellations as travel gradually restarts this summer. Link  

Travel Weekly 28th May 2020: Travel firms urge govt to scrap quarantine plans 

More than 70 leading travel and hospitality firms have written to home secretary Priti Patel urging her to scrap the government’s 14-day quarantine on arrival requirement, which is due to come into effect next month. Link  

Independent 28th May 2020: Tui cancels holidays for UK customers until at least end of June 

The firm had previously axed all trips up to June 11, but is now extending that ‘due to ongoing travel restrictions’. Link  

Travel Weekly 29th May 2020Firms ‘must avoid suggesting clients ‘gamble’ on holiday bookings’ 

The travel industry should distance itself from any suggestion that customers should “take a gamble” over a holiday, according to chief executive Richard Singer. Link 

 Travel Daily 29th May 2020Lending a hand: Expedia commits USD 275 million to partner recovery 

Expedia Group, one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, is committing USD 275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Link  

iNews 29th May 2020: Can I go on holiday in July? Latest UK travel advice, and the coronavirus quarantine explained 

Despite plans to restart the tourism industry, the latest FCO advice states that Brits are still not permitted to travel abroad. Link 


BBC 27th May 2020: Brexit: NI ‘could access UK market and EU single market’ 

The Brexit Deal could bring advantages to Northern Ireland, giving it access to both the UK market and the EU single market, Edwin Poots has suggested. Link  

Express 27th May 2020: EU civil war erupts: States furious as Barnier poised to surrender to UK on Brexit deal 

MICHEL BARNIER was under pressure not to surrender to Britain too early after it emerged the European Union’s chief negotiator was preparing for a significant climb down in his fisheries position. Link 

Express 27th May 2020: France’s post-Brexit fisheries panic laid bare: ‘Without UK waters we will be a mess’ 

BREXIT has seen the UK and France clash as President Emmanuel Macron aims to keep access to British waters – and panic started swiftly in Europe. Link 

Express 27th May 2020: Brexit POLL: Do you think Remainers will get Brexit delayed in latest plot? VOTE 

REMAINERS are making a desperate last-ditch push to delay the post-Brexit transition period between the UK and European Union, but do you think they will succeed with their latest plot? Link  


Travel Weekly 25th May 2020Egypt cuts cost of tourist visas and museum fees 

Egypt is reducing the cost of tourist visas in June, July and August to promote post-Covid-19 travel to the country. Link  

Travel Daily 26th May 2020Croatia welcomes tourists back 

Due to the excellent epidemiological situation in Croatia, its national borders are slowly but surely opening for many travel enthusiasts who want to spend their holidays in one of Croatia’s destinations. Link 

Travel Weekly 26th May 2020Madeira to pay for Covid-19 tests on arrival 

The Madeira government has pledged to pay for Covid-19 tests on arrival as the island aims to reopen to international tourists from July 1. Link  

TTG 26th May 2020: Portugal’s ‘no quarantine’ pledge to restart tourism 

Mainland Portugal will not quarantine visitors who arrive by air this summer, its foreign minister has confirmed. Link  

TTG 26th May 2020: Mapped: How the med is planning to reopen to tourists 

Countries across the Mediterranean have slowly begun to release details of how they plan to kick-start their tourism industries as the region emerges from the Covid-19 crisis. Link  

TTG 27th May 2020: UK reportedly in talks with Portugal over ‘air bridge’  

Officials in the UK and Portugal are reportedly in talks to agree an «air bridge» between the two countries to expedite the return of British tourists to Portugal. Link  

Travel Mole 27th May 2020Thailand expected to ban UK tourists at least until October 

Thailand isn’t expecting overseas tourists to return until October at the earliest, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Link  

Travel Weekly 28th May 2020Cyprus pledges to pay Covid-19 medical costs 

Cyprus has put forward a contingency plan to cover medical costs if tourists fall ill with Covid-19 as part of efforts to encourage the return of holidaymakers. Link 

Travel Daily 28th May 2020Madeira Islands to reopen to tourists in July and gov’t will pay for your COVID test 

Starting 1 July, Madeira and Porto Santo will be fully open to international travellers. To ensure security for both tourists and residents, all people travelling to the islands will have to either present a negative test done within 72 hours prior to departure or be tested upon arrival, without any costs – COVID-19 tests on arrival will be paid for by the Madeira Government. Link 

TTG 29th May 2020: Thailand to lift lockdown in July and reopen to travellers 

Thailand will start to lift its coronavirus lockdown next month before reopening to international travel from 1 July. Link  

 Express 29th May 2020: Spain holidays: Ibiza issues major rule for tourists – can Britons visit? 

IBIZA has issued a new rule for travellers hoping to visit the holiday island as it plans to reopen to tourists. Can Britons visit yet? Link  


Belfast Live 26th May 2020: Northern Ireland faces ‘very severe’ recession 

Northern Ireland faces a “very severe” recession following the coronavirus crisis, Stormont’s finance minister has warned. Link  

BBC 26th May 2020: Coronavirus: Conor Murphy says NI facing very severe recession 

Northern Ireland has taken its initial steps out of lockdown, with the reopening of garden centres, churches for private prayer, and golf courses. Link 

The Irish Times 27th May 2020: Coronavirus: New government faces financial hole of €11bn 

Ireland’s incoming government faces having to push through almost €11 billion of spending cuts and tax increases in the coming years to rein in a yawning budget deficit resulting from coronavirus, according to the Irish Fiscal and Advisory Council. Link 

Express 28th May 2020Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘struggles’ against the euro after EU announcement 

THE POUND «struggled» against the euro yesterday after the EU announced its recovery plans. However, the coronavirus pandemic and international politics remain the focus. Link 

 RTE 28th May 2020Covid-19 virus outbreak an ‘unprecedented shock’ to Irish economy – The ESRI expects unemployment this year to average 17% 

The Economic and Social Research Institute has described the Covid-19 outbreak as a major shock to economic life which is unprecedented in modern times. Link  

Sky News 29th May 2020: Nationwide profits tumble by 40% with £101m coronavirus hit 

The lender promises no mortgage holder will lose their home over the next 12 months and tells all staff their jobs are safe. Link  


Chad 29th May 2020: Lockdown causes sharp rise in unemployment benefit claims in Mansfield and Ashfield 

Mansfield and Ashfield have seen some of the sharpest spikes in people claiming unemployment benefits in Nottinghamshire, as the effects of the coronavirus crisis on the economy begin to bite. Link  

Travel Weekly 29th May 2020Flight Centre confirms job cuts consultation 

Flight Centre has confirmed it has entered into a consultation phase with the view to cutting jobs across the business. Link  

East Wood Advertiser 29th May 2020: Lockdown causes sharp rise in unemployment benefit claims in Broxtowe 

More than 1,000 extra Broxtowe residents are claiming unemployment benefits compared to a month ago, as the effects of the coronavirus crisis on the economy begin to bite. Link 

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