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There’s still a bright future to fight for A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR


As companies across the industry continue to face previously unthinkable challenges and consider drastic measures to survive, it can be difficult to find rays of hope among the darkness. Yet listening to industry leaders on our Future of Travel Week webcasts this week, it was notable to hear so many insist that the trade still has a bright future to fight for in spite of the dreadful hand of cards it has been dealt. I was fortunate to speak to many of these leaders in person, albeit via


Zoom calls, and each time I was reminded of the incredible passion that is a hallmark of our industry. One of Travel Weekly’s guiding principles throughout the crisis has been the need for us to continue to connect travel suppliers and


destinations with our core audience of frontline travel sellers so all can be ready to rebuild at the earliest possible opportunity. And hearing the chief executives of companies such as Jet2, Carnival Corporation and easyJet taking such a realistic yet fundamentally confident stance was a timely reminder of the importance of those partnerships to future recovery. The end of the furlough scheme and ongoing uncertainty over the meaningful resumption of travel means the industry will inevitably and sadly look very different by the time the peaks come around. But if you need any encouragement that the battle to be there is still worth fighting, I would


strongly encourage you to check out our Future of Travel Week webcasts which run until Friday and will continue to be available to view for free on travelweekly.co.uk.


Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief, Travel Weekly Group CONTENTS NEWS


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Italy: Q&A with Explore’s Joe Ponte, fresh


from a walking tour in the Dolomites 32 scandinavia


Winter: Six trips to inspire your clients, including driving around Iceland, sleeping in an ice hotel and seeing Santa in Lapland 34


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UK aviation fighting for survival – Cruz 38 Abolition of tax-free sales is ‘big blow’ 38 Theresa May: Testing is way forward 39 MPs stress threat to UK tourism jobs 39 ‘A no-deal Brexit would be fresh shock’ 40


travelweeklyuk @travelweeklyuk 17 SEPTEMBER 2020 3


FUTURE WEEK


September 14-18, 2020


WHAT LUCY DID THIS WEEK


OSpoke to a host of industry leaders for our Future of Travel Week, and gained valuable consumer insights from our fantastic partners Google and Hearst UK. Thank you to all who took part.


OWas overjoyed to see my mum doing laps of her garden after six months of shielding thanks to her new state-of-the- art walking aid!


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