Can we still trust the FCO on travel advice? That’s the question TTG will be asking next Thursday as part of a breakfast TTG Debate.
This free to attend panel discussion marks the latest in TTG’s events programme, and follows on from the successful TTG seminar series, which will be returning on September 10.
Taking place at 9.30 – 10.30am on Thursday 27 August, a panel of senior figures will explore whether the Foreign Office, once held in high regard, is rapidly losing the trust of both the public and travel industry.
Destinations are being switched off at a moment’s notice but airlines are not always playing ball when it comes to issuing refunds, continuing flights to countries on the “no travel” list, leaving some travel agents unable to fully reimburse customers. At the same time, increasing numbers of holidaymakers are looking for ways to circumvent the rules, with rising numbers of insurance providers creating policies to enable them to do so.
So why are the public – and airlines – so dismissive of the FCO’s travel advisories, which were once held in such high regard? Does the FCO no longer have the gravitas it once had? And what does this mean for the Package Travel Regulations, if certain companies are no longer bothering to abide by them?
The live panel, moderated by TTG editor Sophie Griffiths, will answer address these points while also taking questions from delegates throughout the discussion.