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    What Brexit means for travel, government funding and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA’s Jan meet

    The post What Brexit means for travel, government funding and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA’s Jan meet appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. ABTA is holding an extra round of regional business meetings this year, starting from 19 January 2021 and running through to 2 February. During the meetings, ABTA will provide an update on the government schemes available to support the sector and the lobbying work that the association is conducting, particularly around the need for tailored financial support for the travel industry. Other matters to be discussed will be changes that may affect businesses following Brexit – such as the legal status of seasonal…

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    Meet the hottest airplane seat as aviation re-starts

    The post Meet the hottest airplane seat as aviation re-starts appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Yes! Premium economy. The two names have always sounded a little weird to me since I was used to three classes on the airplane. But these seats between economy class and business class on international flights were heating up even before the pandemic, and as we all start to travel again once the vaccine rolls out and the number of vaccinated people grows, forecasted for the end of this years, these seats are set to be a must-fly for many travellers. So, why man travellers are setting the wish to fly…

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    HBAA relaunches ‘Meet Safe, Meet Smart’ campaign

    The post HBAA relaunches ‘Meet Safe, Meet Smart’ campaign appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Hotel Booking Agents Association in UK (HBAA) has relaunched its ‘Meet Safe, Meet Smart’ (#MSMS) campaign with a supporting member action group to install consumer confidence to kick-start the meetings and events sector. It will again encourage planners to have the confidence to book and organise meetings and encourage delegates to attend meetings in a safe environment. To build confidence, the ‘Meet Safe, Meet Smart’ campaign will showcase the safety features of meetings with hotels and venues having updated their protocols to be Covid secure. It will also highlight the flexibility of…

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    European tourism leaders meet in Athens to restart travel

    The post European tourism leaders meet in Athens to restart travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The European members of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met in Athens to advance the safe and sustainable restart of tourism across the region. The 66th meeting of the Commission for Europe counted on an unprecedented level of member representation. It also enjoyed political support of the highest level, with the participation of Greek Prime Minister Kriakos Mitsotakis, and vice president of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas. The Commission met against the backdrop of the latest UNWTO data and perspectives on international tourism, and in the context of…