Travel remains in a "perilous state", Abta has warned, despite government plans to further ease the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, announced on Tuesday (23 June).
Prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and other accommodation in England, would be able to reopen on 4 July, boosting the prospect of domestic travel this summer.
The move has been cautiously welcomed by various UK leisure and hospitality trade associations and organisations, with UKinbound chief Joss Croft warning some businesses had over recent months experience the hardship of "three winters".
However, speaking in the Commons on Tuesday, Johnson refused to disclose any further details of the UK’s impending air bridge regime, expected to be announced by 29 June when the country’s 14-day quarantine on arrival measures are due their first three-weekly review.
It is understood the government is working on air bridge agreements with around 10 European destinations to kick start outbound tourism this summer.