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
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This article was originally published on: 17 March 2020