Tourism industry  

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Spain set to impose 14-day quarantine on visitors 

Spanish authorities are expected to impose their own 14-day quarantine rules on any international visitors, a move that will all but rule out holidays this summer. Link 

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Boris Johnson confirms quarantine plan for UK arrivals 

Boris Johnson has confirmed it will “soon be time” for a quarantine to be imposed on overseas arrivals in the UK. Link 

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Travellers from France to be exempt from UK quarantine plans 

Travellers from France will be exempt from a quarantine to be imposed on overseas arrivals to the UK. Link 

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Comment: Airports should lead the way in post-pandemic safety 

Paul Charles, chief executive of The PC Agency, sets out his Covid-testing plan. Link  

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Travel Counsellors boss: Consumer protection for air travel ‘needs to be fixed’ 

Consumer protection for people buying air travel must be addressed in the wake of Covid-19, according to the boss of Travel Counsellors. Link  

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Covid-19 ‘places whole world on lockdown’ 

Almost three quarters of countries have completely closed their borders to international tourism as Covid-19 places the whole world on lockdown. Link 

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Travel Counsellors to be ‘better, leaner, fitter’ post-pandemic 

Travel Counsellors will be “better, leaner and fitter” when the industry emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, its chief executive insists. Link  

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020G Adventures founder predicts biggest challenge will be to make customers comfortable to fly again 

The biggest challenge facing the global travel industry is to make holidaymakers feel comfortable about flying again, says G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip. Link  

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020: More confusion over Johnson’s quarantine plans 

The government has failed to give a start date for its plans to require international travellers to the UK to go into quarantine. Link  

TTG 11th May 2020: Canary Islands to pioneer ‘digital health passport’  

The Canary Islands has partnered with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to operate the world’s first Covid-19 «safe» flight using a new «digital health passport» app. Link 

TTG 11th May 2020: Bevan: ‘Covid-19 has changed our future crisis planning’ 

Dnata Travel will change its future crisis planning procedures post-coronavirus, with Europe boss John Bevan revealing the outbreak of Covid-19 had curtailed its customer data-sharing plans. Link 

TTG 11th May 2020: Quarantine measures set to cost package operators up to £5 Billion  

The UK’s newly announced inbound quarantine measures could cost package holiday operators up to £5 billion this year. Link 

TTG 12th May 2020: Spain to impose two-week quarantine on all arrivals 

Spain will require all overseas travellers to complete two weeks’ quarantine upon arrival starting Friday (15 May). Link 

TTG 12th May 2020: New global safe travels standards set by WTTC 

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has developed a set of protocols to rebuild confidence among consumers once restrictions on movement are lifted. Link 

Travel Daily 12th May 2020World tourism remains at a standstill as 100% of countries impose restrictions on travel 

COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the UN World Tourism Organisation showing that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism. Link 

Ittn 12th May 2020Travel Insurance in a Covid-19 World 

Airlines are grounded, countries have closed borders, people are cocooned or self-isolating, and overseas travel is limited. Link 

Ittn 12th May 2020Government Agrees to Provide a State-Guarantee for Refund Credit Notes Issued by Irish Licensed Travel Agents and Tour Operators 

The Government has agreement to provide a State guarantee for a special form of refund credit note for package holidays booked through Irish registered travel agents and tour operators. Link 

Ittn 12th May 2020NCL Secures Sufficient Funds to Stay Afloat for a Year 

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has secured more than US$2 billion of additional liquidity to help it to cope with the impact of Covid-19 on its business. Link 

NI Travel 12th May 2020: Jet2holidays Hits Back at Health Secretary’s ‘No Foreign Holidays’ Comment on ITV 

Jet2holidays has hit back at Health Secretary Matt Hancock after his comments on ITV’s This Morning programme. Link 

Travel Weekly 12th May 2020: WTTC announces post-Covid travel protocols 

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled a range of protocols for the global travel industry to operate safely when restrictions are lifted. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Regional airlines condemn ‘damaging’ traveller quarantine plans 

Two-week quarantines being imposed on arrivals by the UK and Spain will damage recovery of the aviation sector. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Government confirms Refund Credit Notes’ financial protection 

The government has confirmed Refund Credit Notes are an acceptable alternative to cash refunds for cancelled holidays “and will be financially protected” despite making no formal announcement. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Regional airlines condemn ‘damaging’ traveller quarantine plans 

Two-week quarantines being imposed on arrivals by the UK and Spain will damage recovery of the aviation sector. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Covid-19 ‘greatest crisis ever’ for travel industry, Tui warns 

Covid-19 is the greatest crisis the tourism industry has ever faced, Tui Group warned today as it reported deep winter half year losses. Link 

TTG 13th May 2020: GOVT: Refund credit notes ‘will be financially protected’ 

Refund Credit Notes (RCN) «will be financially protected”, according to a new government information document giving advice for travel businesses. Link 

Express 13th May 2020Quarantine travel warning: UK’s new rules will ‘kill international travel’ reveals expert 

QUARANTINE rules imposed by the UK Government for those arriving in the UK from abroad will have led to an influx of concerns from the aviation industry and the travel and tourism sector. Link 

Express 13th May 2020When can we go on holiday again? Matt Hancock breaks Brits’ hearts with devastating update 

HOLIDAYS have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 100,000 people worldwide. When can we go on holiday again? Link  

Independent 13th May 2020: Significant number of people brought virus back from abroad 

A small but significant number of people who were infected with the coronavirus abroad are among those testing positive, figures reveal. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Hostel firm prepares for post-pandemic travellers 

New social distancing and hygiene measures are being imposed by budget accommodation firm a&o Hostels for when properties emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Link  

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: EU points to revival of summer season 

A gradual lifting of borders in an effort to kick-start the tourist industry hammered by the coronavirus pandemic is being proposed by the EU. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Abta hails BEIS confirmation of Refund Credit Note protection 

Abta has welcomed news that the government views refund credit notes as an acceptable alternative to cash refunds for cancelled holidays and confirmation from the Department for Business (BEIS) that these will be financially protected. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: EC recommends vouchers as alternative to cash refunds 

The European Commission has issued its clearest endorsement to date of travel organisers and airlines issuing credit notes or vouchers in place of cash refunds to consumers. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Iata urges governments ‘avoid quarantine’ 

Airline association Iata has called on governments to avoid imposing quarantines on arriving air passengers, saying “don’t make recovery more difficult”. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Travel industry urged to lobby government for longer-term support 

The travel industry should lobby government for an extension of financial support so firms can survive to when revenues start flowing again next year, experts told a Travel Weekly Webcast. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Inquiry need to help English tourism sector 

The Tourism Society has called for a Westminster inquiry into how best to strengthen the sector after Covid-19. Link 

Travel Mole 13th May 2020:  EU promises ‘there will be a tourist season this summer’ 

The European Union has proposed a gradual lifting of borders to allow tourism to resume. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020Brussels issues guidance on ‘rebooting’ post-pandemic European tourism 

Guidance has been issued by Brussels on how to “reboot” tourism in Europe this year after months of Covid-19 lockdown. Link  

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020Call for stronger English tourism leadership to aid Covid-19 recovery 

As many as three million jobs supported by tourism in England are at risk due to the impact of Covid-19 unless the government overhauls its support for the industry. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Desire to book and go on holiday on the rise, says Travelzoo 

Travelzoo has seen a significant decline in interest in all-inclusive trips during the Covid-19 crisis but has found the desire among its members to book a holiday remains strong. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Aito blasts govt for ‘inexcusable’ confusion over refund advice 

Aito has blasted the government for its handling of the refund crisis in travel after it rolled back on guidance that appeared to formally endorse refund credit notes (RCNs). Link 

Independent 13th May 2020: EU unveils plan to save summer holidays 

The European Union has unveiled its plan to help citizens across its 27 nations salvage their summer holidays after months of coronavirus confinement in hopes of resurrecting Europe’s battered tourism industry. Link 

Independent 14th May 2020: ‘Don’t give up’ – Shane Ross backs 0pc VAT, but tourism recovery plan may take eight more weeks 

«There are going to be holidays in Ireland this year,» the Tourism Minister says. But he rules out a dedicated ministry, and says ‘staycation vouchers’ are unlikely to happen any time soon. Link 

Independent 14th May 2020: Ireland will make call on travel restrictions, not EU  Coveney 

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted Ireland will follow its own public health advice on lifting travel restrictions rather than be bound by EU guidelines. Link 

NI travel News 14th May 2020: UK Remains Subject to Free Movement Rules Says EU 

In a European Commission press briefing on Wednesday (May 13), Brussels confirmed that UK citizens will be allowed to visit and holiday in European countries when the coronavirus-related travel restrictions are removed. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Special Report: New Atas chairman reveals his vision for association 

The new chairman of the Association of Touring & Adventure Suppliers insists the sector is well-placed to bounce back from the crisis – and believes travel agent partners will play a key role in its recovery. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: ‘Massive shake-up’ could spell end of cheap holidays 

The travel industry is predicted to be in for a “massive shake-up” with the era of mass market cheap holidays coming to an end. Link 

iNews 14th May 2020: Coronavirus travel advice: will summer holidays be cancelled? Travel updates from France, Spain, Greece, TUI, Ryanair and more 

The UK and France could be possible, but Spain looks less likely, while TUI looks ahead to a later and longer season. Link 

Travel Weekly 15th May 2020: Travel Counsellors sees growing demand for staycations this year 

Consumers are craving ‘peace of mind’ when making travel plans, while still looking for inspiration for future bookings, new research reveals. Link 

Travel Weekly 15th May 2020: Business travellers ‘could be exempt’ from 14-day UK quarantine 

Business travellers could be given exemptions from the UK’s planned 14-day quarantine rule. Link 

Travel Weekly 15th May 2020: WTTC hits out at quarantine travel restrictions 

The World Travel & Tourism Council has hit out at plans to impose quarantines on international arrivals, such as restrictions being planned by the UK. Link 

Express 15th May 2020: Spain holidays: FCO issues new travel warning to Britons as strict rules rolled out 

SPAIN holidays are a go-to summer break option for many Britons in normal times, but the coronavirus pandemic has well and truly thrown a spanner in the works. Link 

Travel Biz 15th May 2020: Spanish Tourist Office Shows Tenerife Leading the Way 

There are more encouraging signs as the Canary Islands intends to be the global laboratory for the redesign and implementation of tourism safety protocols. Link 


Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Air Baltic secures €250m in state aid 

Air Baltic has secured €250 million in state aid from the Latvian government to combat the impact of Covid-19. Link  

TTG 11th May 2020: British Airways to reconsider July restart after quarantine blow 

British Airways “will review” its proposed return to service in July following the government’s announcement that it will quarantine all inbound passengers. Link 

TTG 11th May 2020: BA ‘To stay at garwick’, but ‘will consider future’ at London City 

British Airways has stated its commitment to Gatwick but shed doubt on its future at London City airport. Link 

TTG 11th May 2020: Kuoni to launch video appointment service 

Kuoni will launch a video appointment service for customers later this week, with boss Derek Jones encouraging other travel brands the current situation was “a great time to experiment”. Link 

Travel Weekly 12th May 2020Ryanair to resume almost half of flights from July 1 

Ryanair plans to restore 40% of its normal flying schedule of almost 1,000 flights a day from July 1 in a bid to save the summer tourist season across Europe. Link 

TTG 12th May 2020: Aviation sector seeks clarity from PM on 14-day quarantine 

Top execs from across the aviation sector have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urgently seeking clarity on the government’s proposed 14-day quarantine requirement for UK arrivals. Link  

TTG 12th May 2020: Virgin Atlantic’s summer ’21 flights to go on sale this weekend 

Virgin Atlantic will put its summer 2021 flying programme on sale this Saturday. Link 12th May 2020: Ryanair’s Return: 1,000 flights a day by July 1, with passenger masks and temperature checks 

Ryanair will restore 40pc of its scheduled flights from July 1, with passengers asked to wear face masks and pass temperature checks, it say. Link  

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Pilots’ union pledges to fight BA CityFlyer job cuts 

The UK pilots union says it has been formally notified of proposed redundancies at BA CityFlyer. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Airlines slam EC for ‘lack of clarity’ on vouchers 

Airlines have accused the European Commission of a “lack of leadership and clarity” in its recommendations on the use of vouchers in place of cash refunds to consumers for cancelled flights. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Government amends guidance on refund credits protection 

The Department for Business (BEIS) and Trading Standards have retreated on advice that refund credit notes for cancelled holiday bookings “will be financially protected” to say only that they “may be financially protected”. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: TUI chief: ‘Lower infection risk on charter flights than scheduled’ 

Tui’s chief executive has argued that charter flying offers a lower risk from infection than scheduled. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Airlines urged to be flexible on future tour operator contracts 

Airlines have been urged to consider making contracts more flexible to help tour operators plan future holidays as uncertainty over how long social distancing measures might be in place lingers. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: TUI, Ryanair, Jet2 and easyJet still planning to resume flights – here’s the latest updates 

Many airlines and tour operators have pledged to operate schedules from next month despite remarks from government minister. Link  

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: British Airways says 920,000 cash refunds now processed 

British Airways has provided cash refunds on 921,000 tickets for 2.1 million flights, its parent company’s chief executive has said. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Jet2holidays parent secures £300m commercial loan 

Jet2holidays parent company Dart Group Plc, has secured a £300 million loan from the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). Link 

Travel Daily 15th May 2020: Airline ticket prices will dip after coronavirus – study 

Dollar Fight Club, a website that delivers cheap flight alerts, predicts that the COVID-19 outbreak will cause air travel to be much cheaper. Link 

Independent 15th May 2020: European air travel should resume quickly, says IAA boss 

RESTRICTIONS on air travel should be lifted or eased «as soon as possible» across Europe, according to the chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, Peter Kearney. Link 

Travellers and travel agents/ Tour operators 

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Even fewer passengers will fly until quarantine is lifted, Heathrow warns 

UK business will be “stuck in third gear” until flights resume from the coronavirus crisis, the boss of the UK’s largest airport warned today. Link  

Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Tui reveals ten-point plan to re-open resort hotels 

A ten-point plan setting out standards for Tui to re-open tourist hotels after the lifting of coronavirus lockdown has been outlined. Link 

TTG 11th May 2020: French Travellers exempt from UK quarantine measures 

Passengers travelling to the UK from France will be exempt from the government’s newly-announced coronavirus quarantine measures. Link 

Travel Mole 12th May 2020Virgin to put summer 2021 flights on sale on Saturday 

Virgin Atlantic has announced its flying programme for summer 2021, confirming that it has ditched flights from Gatwick in favour of operating services from London Heathrow and Manchester. Link  

Travel Weekly 12th May 2020Summer season ‘likely to be cancelled’, says health secretary Matt Hancock 

Summer holidays this year are not going to be possible, health secretary Matt Hancock told views of ITV’s This Morning. Link 

Travel Weekly 12th May 2020Kuoni to launch online video appointments for customers 

Tour operator Kuoni is poised to launch a new video appointment service so clients can speak to and see its consultants from home. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Shapps says customers ‘taking chance’ on future restrictions by booking 

The transport secretary has said that customers making forward travel bookings are “clearly taking a chance” based on uncertainty over future travel restrictions. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Tui chief dismisses quarantine concerns 

The head of Tui has dismissed concerns that the UK’s imposition of a 14-day quarantine on arrivals will finish any remaining summer travel business, saying “let it evolve a little”. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Furlough scheme: Agencies welcome extension 

A four-month extension of the government’s furlough scheme to October 31 has been welcomed by a host of travel agencies. Link 

TTG 13th May 2020: ‘we won’t hike holiday prices’ – TUI chief 

Tui Group’s chief executive has dismissed suggestions of a holiday prices hike when travel is given the green light – which he expects to be July at the latest. Link 

TTG 13th May 2020: TUI to ‘reinvent the holiday’ for 2020; predincts longer summer season 

Tui Group has pledged to “reinvent the holiday” this year, claiming it is ready for the resumption of operations. Link  

TTG 13th May 2020: Operator ceases trading citing ‘savage’ coronavirus impact 

An operator has cited the «savage» impact of the coronavirus crisis for its decision to cease trading last week. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020Travel agencies urged to monitor chargebacks 

Travel agencies have been urged to set up systems to ensure credit card chargebacks from customers awaiting refunds are challenged. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Consumers ‘taking a chance’ by booking now, says transport sec 

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has warned holidaymakers they are «taking a chance» by booking for summer 2020 and gambling on a change in the Foreign Office’s advice against all non-essential travel worldwide. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Travel Leaders merges corporate firms under ALTOUR brand 

Travel Leaders Corporate has merged with sister company ALTOUR under the latter’s brand. Link  

TTG 14th May 2020: ABTA welcomes EU backing refund credit notes 

Abta has welcomed backing from the European Commission for travel firms to issue refund credit notes (RCNs) as an alternative to cash refunds for cancelled package holidays. Link 

Travel Weekly 15th May 2020: Retailers gearing up for ‘phased’ reopening of shops 

Leading retailers are considering phased opening of travel agencies starting with locked-door policies and moving to include measures such as distanced desks, protective screens and even customers engaging with agents on computer screens in-store. Link 

TTG 15th May 2020: Travel counsellors to expand UK domestic product 

Travel Counsellors will expand its domestic and self-drive product to help its business owners convert a «growing number» of enquiries for domestic travel later this year. Link 

Travel Mole 15th May 2020: Tour operators cease trading due to coronavirus 

A Welsh tour operator specialising in school and sports trips has ceased trading after 16 years. Link 


The Irish Times 11th May 2020: Post-Brexit talks near make-or-break moment 

German industry warns of ‘catastrophe’ on top of Covid-19 if EU finds no accord with UK. Link 

BBC 11th May 2020: Brexit: UK-EU trade talks resume ahead of June summit 

Talks between the UK and EU over a post-Brexit trade deal will enter their third round later, ahead of a decisive summit next month. Link 

City AM 11th May 2020: Exclusive: EU accused of ‘politicising’ City of London in Brexit trade talks 

EU negotiators have been accused of politicising the UK’s financial services sector in Brexit trade talks, after suggestions the bloc could shut the City of London out of its markets if the UK does not budge on other areas during negotiations. Link 

Independent 13th May 2020: Keir Starmer refuses to back Brexit transition extension 

Keir Starmer has rejected calls for the Brexit transition period to be extended, saying he would rather “the negotiations were completed as quickly as possible”. Link  

Express 13th May 2020: ‘Without the UK, EU is worse off’ Brussels’ global influence dealt major blow after Brexit 

THE European Union is a diminished force on the world scene without the United Kingdom within its ranks, President Barrack Obama’s former ambassador to the bloc has claimed. Link  

Express 13th May 2020: UK publishes surprising update on post-Brexit free trade deal with Japan during lockdown 

THE UK will seek to strike a post-Brexit free trade deal with Japan which goes further than the existing EU agreement, the International Trade Secretary has said. Link 

Independent 13th May 2020: ‘They can effectively blame Covid for everything’: What coronavirus means for Brexit talks 

The pandemic has changed the political assumptions underpinning the next seven months of Brexit negotiations – if not the parties’ public positions. Link 

Sky News 14th May 2020: Brexit: PM accused of being ‘deeply dishonest’ as Northern Ireland plans emerge 

The Cabinet Office says it has «always been clear that there will be requirements for live animals and agrifood» after Brexit. Link 


Travel Weekly 11th May 2020Turkey outlines four-stage ‘healthy tourism certification’ to support recovery 

A four-stage Healthy Tourism Certification has been initiated by Turkey as the country seeks to attract foreign tourists from this summer once Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased. Link 

Ittn 12th May 2020: Visit Portugal Prepares to Welcome Irish Visitors 

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and TAP may be operating 60% of previous capacity from Ireland to Portugal in September, and Visit Portugal is still looking forward to welcoming delegates to the ITAA Conference in Évora from 15-18 October, Susana Cardoso, Director Ireland, has told ITTN. Link 

Express 13th May 2020Holidays 2020: Greece welcomes Britons without quarantine from next month 

HOLIDAYS were looking unlikely this year but Greece may have just provided Britons with the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned break on the popular islands. Link 

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Canaries hoteliers oppose deferred operator payments 

Hotel bodies in the Canary Islands have written to operators including Tui Group to object to them withholding payments for last winter. Link 

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020Iceland and the Algarve ‘ready for summer tourism’ 

Some European destinations say they will be ready to welcome tourists this summer once travel restrictions are lifted. Link 

Travel Daily 14th May 2020: Algarve tourism is back in business 

The Algarve in southern Portugal is open for tourists this summer and will be welcoming international visitors once travel restrictions are lifted. Link  

Travel Weekly 14th May 2020: Israel starts relaxing domestic tourism restrictions 

Israel is starting to open up its domestic tourism industry and lift strict restrictions across the country amid a “sustained drop” in new coronavirus infections. Link  

Travel Daily 15th May 2020: New Zealand confirms business events of up to 100 can go ahead 

After the easing of restrictions on social gatherings and travel this week, the New Zealand government has confirmed ticketed large events, including domestic business events and conferences can now go ahead with a 100-person limit. Link 

Travel Daily 15th May 2020: New face of Philippine tourism after lockdown 

Philippine tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that the tourism scene will be “vastly different” in a post-COVID-19 world as the “new normal” standards will be implemented. Link 

Express 15th May 2020: Holidays 2020: Portugal hotels open their doors but tourists remain stuck at home 

HOLIDAYS look as though they won’t be happening for a while but Portugal is already gearing up for the tourist trade to begin by opening its hotels’ doors. Link 


The Guardian 13th May 2020EU faces ‘existential threat’ if coronavirus recovery is uneven 

The risk of an uneven economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis poses an “existential threat” to the European Union, one of its most senior economic policymakers has said. Link 

City AM 13th May 2020Rishi Sunak: UK set for ‘significant recession’ 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the UK will be plunged into a “significant recession” in the wake of figures showing the economy contracted in the first quarter. Link 

BBC 13th May 2020UK economy shrinks at fastest pace since financial crisis 

The UK economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 in the first three months of the year as coronavirus forced the country into lockdown. Link 

City AM 15th May 2020: Coronavirus sends Eurozone economy to worst quarter on record 

The Eurozone economy shrank at the fastest pace on record in the first three months of the year, official figures have shown, as coronavirus brought normal life to a halt. Link 


Travel Weekly 12th May 2020Special Report: The global impact of Covid-19 on tourism jobs 

It’s not just the UK travel industry that’s in crisis. Tourism businesses globally are suffering a near-total collapse of income, with the WTTC recently warning that 100 million jobs in the sector around the world are at risk. Link 

TTG 13th May 2020: TUI group announces 30% cost – cutting programme impacting up to 8,000 roles 

Tui Group plans to permanently reduce its overhead cost base by 30% following the coronavirus crisis. Link  

Travel Weekly 13th May 2020: Ministers face renewed pressure over travel job losses 

More pressure is being exerted on ministers to provide specific support for aviation after Tui announced 8,000 job cuts. Link 

TTG 15th May 2020: British Airways slammed over plans to press ahead with job cuts 

British Airways has been criticised for continuing with plans up to 12,000 potential redundancies despite the government’s furlough scheme being extended to October. Link 

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