Families booking last minute breaks for the school holidays

Families are booking later than ever to go on their summer holidays according to Travel Counsellors.

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PSA gives backing to ABTA on calls for a rethink on Air Passenger Duty

The Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) is giving its support to the campaign by ABTA calling on the Government to rethink its plans to substantially increase Air Passenger Duty (APD).

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Swine Flu: ABTA’s Advice to Holidaymakers

ABTA gives the following advice on Swine flu:

It is essential that you take out travel insurance at the time of booking. If you or your immediate family are unlucky enough to contract swine flu shortly before you are due to travel you should contact your tour operator, airline and insurance company to cancel your trip. Advice on the symptoms of swine flu and further medical advice are available at www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Flu/Swineflu/index.htm

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Advantage changes board structure following its AGM

Advantage Travel Centres has announced that Willie Stewart of Stewart Travel has been appointed Chairman, with Ron Marks of Baldwins Travel being appointed Vice Chairman of the organisation at the first meeting of the new board of directors.

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Kuoni has published its Corporate Responsibility Report

Kuoni has published its group-wide Corporate Responsibility Report for 2008/2009.

TThe publication – the second of its kind – presents the Group’s commitment to sustainable tourism.

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Statement from ABTA

Statement from ABTA:

Seeing England defend or regain the Ashes in 2011 will cost the Barmy Army a lot more if the British Government gets its way and drastically raises taxes on flying. The UK is the only country that taxes air passengers and is set to crank up charges in November 2009 and again in 2010 which could add a whopping £170 onto the cost of a flight down under.

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FCO lifts advice against British visitors to parts of Sri Lanka

The FCO have  lifted their advice against British tourists visiting certain areas of Sri Lanka, opening up Yala National Park in the south of the Island as well as most of the eastern coastal belt including Arugam Bay and Trincomalee, less than 2 months after the declaration of countrywide peace.

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