The travel sector is in urgent need of government support as it seeks to emerge from the greatest crisis it has ever faced, one that threatens its very existence.
TTG has launched the #SaveTravel campaign in the hope of getting ministers to listen, and to take the sector’s concerns seriously to help protect hundreds of thousands of jobs.
In a letter to transport secretary Grant Shapps and chancellor Rishi Sunak, now signed by more than 2,000 people, TTG is calling for:
The government, on 25 July, gave the sector – agents, operators and airlines alike – just six hours’ notice it was revoking Spain’s quarantine-free travel corridor. This is simply unacceptable.
Already, the campaign has been backed by Abta, the Association of British Travel Agents; Aito, the Association of Independent Tour Operators; and ITT, the Institute of Travel and Tourism.
We are also grateful to the thousands of travel industry leaders and professionals who have so far pledged their support to help spread the word, as well as consumers – the very people for whom the sector works so hard.
But TTG needs every single bit of support possible to ensure the campaign reaches the very highest echelons of government where it can effect change.
Below, you can read our full letter to Shapps and Sunak, and pledge your support. Please take a moment to read it and sign our #SaveTravel letter.
TTG has created a toolkit for agents to help spread the word about #SaveTravel. This includes a downloadable A4 window poster for shop windows, an editable press release template that can be sent out to local media, and a link to download TTG’s #SaveTravel letter to Shapps and Sunak.
It also includes download links to the #SaveTravel Twitter and Facebook headers, and a link help agents find their local MP’s contact details.
There are plenty of other ways besides signing the letter you can take action to support #SaveTravel right now, whether you’re a travel industry professional or a consumer.