We are aware that the FCO have advised against all but essential travel for an indefinite period. We are liaising with our suppliers and will be in contact with our clients with updates in due course.
EasyJet, Tui and British Airways, are still selling flights for late April and May despite the current travel restrictions likely to be extended for months.
Airlines are already facing criticism for offering customers who have had flights cancelled credit notes instead of cash refunds.
Consumer watchdog Which? called on the government to extend its travel advice beyond April 15 so “people don’t needlessly book flights they won’t be able to take.”
Club Med bookings
Club Med have not changed their stance as of 6th April and are only currently offering credits to be used for future bookings.
They are now offering an incentive to rebook:
On top of offering a full credit toward a future Club Med holiday, today we are announcing that we are boosting this credit by up to £180 per adult and £90 per child, if the new booking is more expensive than the credit.
ABTA & Government Advice
We are still awaiting ABTA and Government clarification on the laws and plans to be implemented.
New Foreign Office rescue flights planned for stranded tourists
Emergency government rescue flights for British tourist stranded across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic are set to operate next week.
Destinations to be served on Tuesday include The Bahamas and Philippines.
Tickets for a special flight from Nassau cost £500 and £1,000 from Manila, Cebu, Bohol, Puerto Princesa and Siargao in the Philippines.
We remain frustrated with the lack of clarity within the travel industry and we are working round the clock doing all we can for our clients during this unprecedented time. We thank you unreservedly for your patience and understanding.