cancellations

Travel Agents

Travel agents issued best practice guidelines for COVID-related cancellations

We’ve spent hours trawling through the new guidelines to bring you this summary. And when we still didn’t understand them, we asked AFTA what they were all about.

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Travel Agents

Travel agents “well within their legal rights” to charge cancellation fees, says Westbury

AFTA’s chief executive has gone into bat for agents once again. Travel Weekly understands he’s chosen his Gray-Nicholls English willow to use this time around.

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Travel Agents

“Travel agents deserve to be paid”: AFTA stands up against mainstream media reports

The association has ramped up its efforts to protect travel agents from the “misreporting” of refunds on cancelled trips by mainstream media outlets.

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Hotels

Airbnb commits $400m to hosts to cover COVID-19 cancellations

by Christian Fleetwood

The short-stay accommodation giant has also secured a $1.6 billion investment from two private equity firms.

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Aviation

“We won’t be swayed”: more cancellations today as Jetstar workers strike again

Workers announced this morning their strike plans over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Find out if flights will be disrupted here.

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Aviation

Passengers left stranded as airline suspends all international flights

by Ali Coulton

It looks like there may be turbulence ahead for Jet Airways if it fails to secure funding at a meeting with its lenders today.

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Aviation

European airline ceases operations, cancelling all flights and leaving passengers stranded

Airports across Europe are no doubt furious this morning, following the collapse of a small airline that left thousands of passengers stranded.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport hit with cancellations and delays

Travel Weekly’s editorial staff were about to chuck a collective sickie today, before realising that the newsletter might be a wee bit non-existent if we followed through.

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Technology

Online booking site cancels thousands of trips without refunding travellers

Thousands of angry customers have taken to Twitter to vent their rage. Personally, we prefer eating chocolate and stomping around the room to let our feeling be known.

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Aviation

Wild weather causes almost 100 cancellations at Sydney Airport

by Ali Coulton

Our train was delayed by a whole hour this morning because of the downpour. Or at least, that’s what we’re telling our boss.

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Destinations

Philippines closes popular tourist island

The island will close for six months to delay environmental damage. We want to close our office every time the office dog poops but our boss won’t let us.

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Aviation

Ryanair to cancel 18,000 more flights

Ryanair continues to cancel flights affecting more than 400,000 passengers, meanwhile we’re reminded to cancel our gym membership.

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