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Agency & Association

Meetings Industry Association reacts to the Chancellor’s statement

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association, said: “In the wake of the Chancellor’s announcement last week regarding support for UK businesses and employers we have been eager to see how our valued self-employed event professionals would be supported.  

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NHS staff to benefit from serviced apartments during crisis, coordinated by ASAP and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha

The Association for Serviced Apartment Providers ASAP has been asked by Wilfried Zaha and his business partner Obi Williams to help supply serviced apartment properties around the UK, where frontline NHS staff can be accommodated during the COVID-19 crisis.

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US ban on travel from Europe could cost US$2bn in lost revenue, says travel data expert Cirium

The US Government ban on air travel between Europe and the United States could cost US$2bn in lost revenue over the ban’s 30-day period, according to travel data and analytics expert Cirium.
Cirium’s data shows a total of 24,500 transatlantic flights were scheduled to operate between the US and Europe from March 14 to April 12, 2020, which started from midnight on 13 March. This equates to a lost passenger capacity of 5.5 million available seats.


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BTA calls on airlines to adhere to IATA regulations and offer refunds

The BTA (Business Travel Association) is today calling on all airlines to adhere to IATA regulations and offer refunds to corporate travellers.
Whilst major UK airlines are now offering refunds, the BTA has noted that many major overseas carriers are continuing to refuse to do so, even where flights have been cancelled as a result of government advice or action. This is in contravention of IATA ruling 824r.


Read more: BTA calls on airlines to adhere to IATA regulations and offer refunds