Abta’s Save Future Travel coalition has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak and other relevant government departments with a plea-budget plea calling for tailored support for the travel sector.
The plan to "save future travel" includes changes to the UK’s quarantine policy, the introduction of testing, and an APD holiday. It also sets out how, with the right policy and regulatory support, government can "save jobs and ensure the viability of the UK’s travel industry.
Luke Petherbridge, Abta’s director of public affairs, said: “Through the Save Future Travel Coalition, we are uniting behind common asks and seeking to amplify the voice of travel.
"Our message is clear: travel is a critical strategic sector for the entire UK economy, which underpins the air routes and other transport links that are vital for the UK’s global trade.
"Failure to support the travel sector will setback the UK’s economic recovery, and it’s vital the Government acts quickly to support businesses and retain jobs.”