TTG has created a template letter for readers wanting to contact their local MP, the Department for Transport or even prime minister Boris Johnson, requesting to join the new Global Travel Taskforce.
Johnson on Monday (22 February) announced the taskforce would reconvene to provide recommendations for facilitating a safe return to travel.
It will deliver its report on 12 April and following this, the government said it would determine when international travel should resume, which it insisted would be no earlier than 17 May.
The Global Travel Taskforce was initially convened in November last year, and had zero industry representation. It was then swiftly disbanded in January, its only contribution being to flesh out government plans for its now operational test to release scheme.
TTG wants to ensure that is not the case this time around and has created a template letter for those working in travel to petition their MPs to ensure travel’s voice is represented loudly and clearly.
“Boris Johnson’s announcement of a loose roadmap for travel is a hugely positive step and it’s fantastic to see the surge in bookings being reported as a result,” said Sophie Griffiths, editor of TTG.
“However, it is more critical than ever we ensure the travel industry is represented on this new taskforce, especially given the amount of planning and preparation which needs to happen if we are to have a busy summer season.
“TTG is urging everyone working in travel to use this letter to contact their MP, Grant Shapps and even the PM himself, reminding them of the valuable contribution travel makes to the UK economy and why the travel industry’s voice must be heard on the new taskforce.”
You can download the letter using the link below and customise it to provide your details. You can use this tool to find contact details for your local MP, or alternatively, you can email Grant Shapps directly using: firstname.lastname@example.org.