The latest issue of ABTA Magazine is out now. In it, we bring you all the latest news – including from the last traffic lights update. France has joined destinations such as Spain and Greece on the list of countries that fully vaccinated individuals and their families can travel to without the need to quarantine on return. But as Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA, says: the government is still failing to capitalise fully on the success of the vaccine rollout with a very cautious approach to the green list and failure to relax restrictions on travel. “As a result, the UK is falling behind our European competitors and the opening up of international travel from the UK is progressing at a snail’s pace – making it extremely difficult for travel agents and tour operators to generate enough income to kickstart a recovery, which is desperately needed to protect jobs, businesses and livelihoods,” he said.
Elsewhere in the issue, we take you on tours of the Basque country, the scenic cycle routes of the UK, look at the greener side of Tokyo, and pick 10 quarantine-free destinations.
Also out now is the ABTA Magazine Guide to Greece. Produced in association with the Greek National Tourism Organisation, it is designed to remind you of what treasures await you in Greece – from its metropolitan cities to far away islands, with features on the best beaches, the finest wine and why autumn is the perfect time to visit.