Britons jetting off for half-term holidays, but not to Mallorca
ABTA reports "record-breaking sales" for holidays in 2023.
Overseas holidays still a priority for the British in 2023
An ABTA study has found that 61% of Britons intend holidaying abroad over the next twelve months.
UK flight adjustments supported by the travel industry
ABTA says measures will give travellers greater confidence.
European arrest warrant issued for Briton over sick claims
In 2017, the Majorcan Hotel Federation estimated that its members had paid out around 50 million euros to settle false claims.
British travel agents say booze ban is misguided and targets wrong market
Could hit holiday booking.
Spain and the Balearics are readjusting prices
Abta say that holiday bookings in the UK are "holding up pretty well".
Majorca top destination for the great British getaway
A record 2.5 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend.
500 percent rise in false sickness claims in three years
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) said there were around 35,000 gastric sickness claims by British holidaymakers in 2016, a 500 per cent rise since 2013 with the problem of false claims very much under the spotlight again this year.
UK government under pressure over false holiday sickness claims
70% of people don’t know that making a false claim for holiday sickness could result in a prison sentence in the UK or abroad.
Government assures Bulletin legionella outbreak is over
Health ministry: "Holidaymakers can be calm and relaxed in the knowledge that the outbreak is over and we have the situation under control." Abta says it has not recommended that tour operators should not send holidaymakers to Palmanova.
UK government clamps down on bogus holiday sickness claims
"Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear - your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated."
Boris Johnson backs Abta crackdown on false holiday claims
"If the figures were to be believed, the digestive systems of the British people had become the most delicate in the world."
Early rush for Balearic holidays in the UK
Early holiday bookings to the Balearics for summer 2017 have risen by eight per cent, easing fears over the weakness of the pound and Brexit.
Travel industry uniting in fighting fraudulent holiday illness claims
More than 200 claims have been made against one hotel alone.
Cautious optimism for UK foreign travel in 2017
Tui is reporting a 7% increase in foreign holiday bookings by UK tourists for next summer.
Britons on holiday risking their lives on balconies
ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are renewing calls to Brits heading off on holiday to take care and use their balconies safely.
Brexit would be a "disaster" for tourism warns ABTA
"Our assessment of the report’s findings is that a vote to leave will lead to uncertainties and may lead to increased costs for travel businesses and the travelling public."
Britons advised to book their Spanish holidays as soon as possible
Amidst fears that Spain could be sold out by the end of this month, ABTA tried to ease people’s fears and calm the stampede for holidays.
UK travel industry praise for Magalluf and Ibiza makeovers
ABTA states that Spain is set for a bumper year with bookings for summer 2016 ahead of previous years as 2015 comes to a close.
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