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British holidaymakers offered reassurance over cancelled trips

beach in spain - Getty
beach in spain – Getty

Britons who are issued refund credit notes for cancelled package holidays will get their money back even if a travel firm collapses, transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed today. 

The Government will underwrite credit notes for customers whose trips are, or have been, disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The protection will be backdated to March 10 and will extend to September 30. Travellers will be able to cash in or use their refunds up until September 30, 2021. 

British holidaymakers are owed as much as £4.6 billion as a result of coronavirus cancellations, down from a

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corporate travel agents plot safe return to business trips

By Jamie Freed

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Corporate travel agents are using the coronavirus-induced lull in bookings to work with companies on how to get their staff out of Zoom videoconferences and safely back in the air.

They are launching new tools to provide on-the-ground information about local mask requirements, social distancing regulations and quarantine rules, as well as details of hotel, airline and ground-transport hygiene.

Travellers are moving away from cheaper online bookings to seek counsel from experienced consultants amid a slow but growing rebound in the corporate travel industry, which normally accounts for $1.4 trillion of annual spending.

“I

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Virus outbreak clouds Britons’ annual trips to the sun

London (AFP) – Britons are looking likely to forgo their annual trip to the sun because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead discover the joys of staying at home, whatever the weather.

Travel firms say fear of infection, quarantine restrictions and cashflow problems caused by the outbreak have pushed up interest in “staycations”.

Top spots tipped in the British newspapers include Dorset’s sandy beaches, the Lake District national park, the wilds of Scotland and the rugged Cornwall coast.

“It’s clear from conversations we’re having with customers and booking patterns that many people will opt to stay closer to home within

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Cleared of wrongdoing for Kansas trips, Pompeo turns to attack Dem requesting probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not violate a law governing federal employees’ behavior with his trips to Kansas in 2019, according to a letter from an independent federal investigative agency released by Pompeo late Thursday.

Pompeo has come under increased scrutiny after recommending the firing of the State Department’s inspector general. Democratic lawmakers announced they were expanding their investigation Friday, requesting interviews with several senior State Department officials.

The probe into Pompeo’s travel began last year after he made a series of trips to his adopted home state, with questions about whether he was using his office as secretary

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