ABTA call for Emergency Legislation

ABTA have released a statement regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

They are calling on the government to implement temporary emergency legislation to:

  • Introduce an emergency government fund to assist with refunds where tour operators are unable to obtain refunds from their suppliers
  • Remove the obligation to make refunds within 14 days
  • To allow credits as an alternative to cash refund

In light of this new development tour operators may well be justified, in certain situations, to hold back on making any refunds pending further developments on this approach to the government.  

For the full ABTA statement, click here

And don’t forget to keep an eye on our website, where we’ll be providing guidance and answers to the most common questions facing the industry today. If you have any questions email them to advice@travlaw.co.uk

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