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ABTA Launches Manifesto

Following on from ABTA’s ‘Travel Matters’ conference, the association has now launched its manifesto for the industry with its eye on the next election. Top of the agenda is ABTA’s push for a decrease in the airport duty tax to give a boost to the industry. There was no commitment from the party speakers on reducing the tax. ABTA is calling for expansion of airport capacity in the South-East. ABTA backs the reform of the Package Travel Regulations to take account of the rapid growth of internet trading. http://abta.com/news-and-views/policy-zone/more/abta-manifesto
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Travel firms urged make costs more transparent for travellers

Travel companies need to ensure their customers have consented to all additional payments added to the price of their holiday, to ensure compliance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 13 June 2014.

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Travel firms urged make costs more transparent for travellers

Travel companies need to ensure their customers have consented to all additional payments added to the price of their holiday, to ensure compliance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 13 June 2014.

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Travel firms urged make costs more transparent for travellers

Travel companies need to ensure their customers have consented to all additional payments added to the price of their holiday, to ensure compliance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 13 June 2014.

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ABTA Travel Matters Conference

ABTA TRAVEL MATTERS CONFERENCE Tax on tourism is hampering growth in the industry and a new runway is needed in the South East. The theme of ABTA’s annual Travel Matters conference held on 18th June 2014 was ‘Targeting Growth, 2015 and beyond’. The conference boasted an impressive panel including the Under Secretary of State for Transport and the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.
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High Court ruling in Huzar v Jet2.com Limited is a ‘blow’ for the industry

The UK travel industry will be bracing itself for potentially the largest financial threat of all time, following the High Court ruling today in the case of Ron Huzar Vs Jet2.com Limited. The airline Jet2, has lost its appeal against a County Court Ruling, which held it was liable to pay compensation to a passenger, Mr Ron Huzar and fellow passengers were subjected to a 27-hour delay on a flight from Manchester to Malaga on 26 October 2011.

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Thomas Cook wins disabled passenger case.

The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Thomas Cook rejecting an appeal by a disabled passenger who was fighting for damages from the operator.  Wheelchair user Christopher Stott took his case to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal dismissed his Claim for damages against Thomas Cook over this treatment on a flight to Greece.  Whilst the Supreme Court accepted that Mr Stott was treated in a "humiliating and disgraceful manner", the Court ruled that damages could not be awarded for injury to feelings under the Montreal Convention.  The ruling confirms the Court's reluctance to in

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