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The best of your letters, comments and social media this week Insurance: Covid cover is a boost

Story: Travel insurers extend cover for Covid-19 cancellations Very welcome news. And this has now also been introduced by Saga for cruise and holiday bookings, and by Trailfinders. The absence of cancellation cover has been a big concern for older travellers, in particular those in the higher-risk category, who have been genuinely fearful of contracting Covid-19 in the UK prior to travel. This should now give a real boost in confidence to book future holidays. Debbie Marshall, managing director, Silver Travel Advisor

Baldwins Travel @baldwinstravel We have received many emails from our customers over the last three months and want to express our sincere thanks to those who have taken the time to write such kind words. These emails have kept our teams going through some challenging moments.

Claire Dutton @Duttons4Buttons Four weeks on from the sad demise of Shearings & SLG and I’m seeing lots more of my industry colleagues losing their jobs due to Covid. It’s a very difficult time, but we all just need to hold on, keep going and we will get through this.

carrier is revived Story: Bid to revive Flybe revealed Excellent news. Flybe and all its staff were an outstanding airline fulfilling a vital role connecting all parts of the UK and into Europe. Fantastic news if they were to rise from the ashes. Alistair Ripper

Traveltime World @traveltimeworld We’re ready to reopen our doors and restart the conversation on your next holiday

Thorne Travel @thornetravel Lunch with a view – dreamy poolside views in Bali

Flybe: Fantastic if

Merger: Thoughts go out to the team at Travel 2

Story: Travel 2 and Gold Medal set to merge as dnata launches consultation the border to everyone concerned – I hope they retain as many of you as possible. You’re an amazing bunch x Claire Jayne

Sad day for our industry and the many great staff at T2 in Glasgow. Let’s hope many are retained as homeworkers. A very hard decision in these very difficult times. Joanne Dooey

Travel 2 for me are one of the most helpful teams in the industry. Sending lots of love over

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Sending our love and best wishes to all our friends at Travel 2 and Gold Medal, from the Intrepid Travel team. Carrie Day

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