Posts Tagged ‘ ABTA ’

Whose money is it?

May 7th, 2020 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

The way travel companies function has to alter. And the regulator needs to be independent of the industry.



No summer holidays

Apr 20th, 2020 | By

From the outcry reported by the mainstream media about the reaction of ABTA you might have thought that Shapps had consigned holidays for all time into the fiery furnace.



ABTA’s holiday forecasts for 2020

Dec 28th, 2019 | By

ABTA says that staycations will continue to perform well and that Europe will continue to be host to the main destinations.



The Christmas getaway

Dec 19th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

ABTA says that five million of us will be travelling abroad over the Christmas holiday period.



Flying to EU countries in 2020

Sep 5th, 2019 | By

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU until at least October 2020.



LateRooms and Superbreaks go bust

Aug 2nd, 2019 | By

For customers of LateRooms and Superbreak, what redress is there if you have booked with them and not yet undertaken your hotel stay or mini break?



Beware of the fraudsters

May 8th, 2019 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

According to ABTA, Action Fraud and getsafeonline, over 5,000 people reported to Action Fraud that they had lost a total of just over £7 million to holiday and travel related fraud in 2018.



Where are you going this Easter?

Apr 17th, 2019 | By

Popular destinations closer to home include Majorca, Turkey, mainland Spain, Egypt, Tunisia, Cyprus, Malta, Madeira and that perennial favourite – the Canary Islands.



Time to book that holiday?

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By
ATOL

Deal with a company that is bonded so that you don’t lose it if a problem concerns. Buy your trip on a credit card (not a debit card or with cash) so that you have redress in case of an issue and perhaps, most importantly, take out travel insurance.



Hot tips for 2019

Dec 26th, 2018 | By

We start our survey of what the industry “experts” suggest by looking at ABTA, the main trade body for the British travel industry, and what it thinks will be the top twelve destinations to watch over the coming year.



When is the “great” getaway?

Dec 20th, 2018 | By
Gatwick

Wherever you are going – and particularly those using Gatwick – good luck!



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.