Abta is lobbying for governmental support in the run-up to the general election.
The association has released a Value Tourism manifesto asking politicians to prioritise three themes in the travel industry.
It urges policymakers to build confidence in travel by working with the industry to reduce carbon emissions and bring forward a consultation on airline insolvency, secure the future workforce with a reciprocal posted workers Brexit deal and reduce APD in line with EU competitors.
The document also points out UK tourism generated £146 billion in revenue last year and supports more than three million jobs.
Sending this manifesto to all candidates, Abta aims to use it as an education and engagement tool with newly elected MPs after the election.
“This general election is an important opportunity to remind political decision makers just how valuable travel and tourism is to the UK, and to call upon them to work with the industry to deliver a successful and sustainable future,” said Luke Petherbridge, Abta’s head of public affairs.
“There has never been a more important time to build confidence in travel and government plays a vital role in delivering this.”
View the manifesto at abta.com/valuetourism