Posts Tagged ‘ ABTA ’

Staycations decline

Oct 11th, 2018 | By
Blackpool Tower

I suggested that people might be taking both an overseas holiday and a short breaks in the UK. But Holiday Habits suggests that the number of Britons taking a holiday in the UK has fallen from an average of 2.1 to 1.8.



Holidaying abroad but spending less

Oct 10th, 2018 | By

The report tells us that Spain and Portugal remained popular which will surprise absolutely no-one. But holidays in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria became much more popular.



Brexit overload

Sep 20th, 2018 | By

It all seems like one long drawn-out East Enders plot with everybody lurching from one mess to another with none of the cheery win-through attitudes. Come to think of it East Enders doesn’t have that either!



Playing fair with holidaymakers

May 25th, 2018 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

News arriving at Just about Travel suggests that two of our very biggest tour operators are delaying payments to customers that are owed compensation due to delayed or cancelled flights.



The Christmas getaway

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By
a Tenerife beach

Today is the supposed to be the busiest day of the holiday period as we fly, drive or catch the ferry.



Saturday snippets: 18th November 2017

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

A swathe of figures show that British visitor numbers to the Sychelles, Dominican Republic and Cyprus show that we are not cutting back yet. So campaigns by Italy, Ras al Khaimah and Chicago will be pleased that we might consider them for holidays as well.



The chickens come home to roost

Oct 17th, 2017 | By

The judge, as he handed out the sentence, said that those submitting fraudulent claims can expect prison sentences.



What’s hot: September 2017

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now



Saturday snippets: July 29th 2017

Jul 29th, 2017 | By

With the summer holidays underway, Adian looks at where we are going, some of the problems and ends with Jet 2, the only travel company in the top 50 for customer satisfaction according to the ICS.



Thomas Cook wins in travel sickness case

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

In dismissing the court action, the judge accused them of “fundamental dishonesty.” He ordered the couple to pay costs of £3,744.



More on travel insurance fraud

Jul 4th, 2017 | By

Why are UK citizens making fraudulent claims and citizens of other European countries don’t appear to be doing so? What does that say about our legal system? Or the people involved in it or on the sidelines?



Don’t make fraudulent claims

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By

Nobody wants to stop legitimate travel insurance claims. But the last nine months or so has seen an explosion in those people claiming fraudulently.



Classifying hotels by how secure they are

Mar 28th, 2017 | By
-security scanners at Movenpick Hotel, Gammarth

Three weeks ago, Travelzoo suggested that hotels could also be classified by how secure and safe they were.



ABTA’s website has been hacked.

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

ABTA estimates that between 650 and 1,000 people may be affected because of those personal details that have been filed and all should have now been contacted by them.



Saturday snippets; 4th March 2017

Mar 4th, 2017 | By
Rolling Stones exhibition poster

Canada, Croatia and Geneva all announced that more Britons were travelling there. New York expects fewer of us and Egypt seems to be trying to deter us from holidaying in the land “where it all began.”



Saturday snippets: 21st January 2017

Jan 21st, 2017 | By
hoardings at Piccadilly Circus, London

Caravans, Piccadilly Circus, playing in a steel band from Tobago and Tunisian holiday interests are some of the items catching Adrian’s eye this week.



Saturday snippets: 7th January 2017

Jan 7th, 2017 | By

The new year has stared as the old one ended; there is a planned strike at BA, shootings – this time at Fort Lauderdale – but cruise companies may issue medallions in the future to record what you do on board.



Beware of travel fraudsters

Jan 5th, 2017 | By
empty deckchair

As people book, they should be aware that this is also the time that fraudsters try to part money from our wallets.



What’s hot in 2017 – according to the travel industry part 1

Dec 29th, 2016 | By
Azore cliff and ocean

This is the time of the year when the travel industry makes its predictions on what will be the trends for the forthcoming year.



It’s the great getaway day today; BA strike is off

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By
beach at Playa Juanillo

As 12 million of us hit the roads today the good news is that the strike at British Airways has been called off by the unions since BA has submitted a new pay deal for consideration.



Saturday snippets: 26th November 2016

Nov 26th, 2016 | By
Algarve -beach vista

Prince, viagra and bulldozing BA’s HQ compete for Adrian’s attention this week as one of the largest tour operators moves into short-breaks. Are staycations on the increase next year? Cosmos seems to betting that they are.



The holiday world according to ABTA

Oct 20th, 2016 | By
Margate - beach with donkeys

Last week the ABTA annual get-together met in Abu Dhabi. Originally an organisation of travel agents it also has tour operators as members, many of whom sell package holidays, cruises and flights.



A bumper holiday at home?

Aug 26th, 2016 | By
Bournemouth beach

Subject to the weather, this could be a bumper weekend for domestic tourism in our nations.



Saturday snippets: 11th of June 2016

Jun 11th, 2016 | By

Gin, street parties and the never ending saga of Jon Platt – the main who took his children on holiday in term time – occupy Adrian’s thoughts this week.



Saturday snippets: 5th March 2016

Mar 5th, 2016 | By

A gin distillery at Gatwick captured Adrian’s attention this week but so did Joan of Arc’s ring, the wreck of a gambling ship off San Diego and St Piran’s Day which happens to be today.



Remembering the warning signs

Jan 7th, 2016 | By

As the holiday booking season moves into full gear, the scammers, the fraudsters and the less than honest will start their fun and games as well.



Let’s plan a summer holiday

Dec 27th, 2015 | By
ATOL

You can tell the Christmas holiday period is over when the summer holiday ads start appearing. ABTA is playing its part again by plugging its members



It’s time for the great Christmas getaway

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

ABTA says that we started our prolonged getaway on December 18th and that tomorrow and the 30th will be the other busy days. The AA agrees, the RAC doesn’t.