A petition to extend the furlough scheme beyond October for travel businesses has now been signed by nearly 30,000.
The petition was set up by Encounters Travel sales manager Anthony Horrobin, and has spread quickly throughout the sector.
By 8am on Wednesday (9 September), the petition had been signed by just shy of 29,000, the majority of signatures coming in the past week.
"While many industries are now able to trade either fully or partially, the travel industry is being disproportionately affected by travel restrictions and quarantines being imposed by the government," said Horrobin.
"Many people have spent their lives working in the industry, and once all this is over, those skilled employees will be once again required to plan and take the nation on holiday.
"While restrictions remain in place, imposed by the government, we cannot trade fully or make a recovery."