The boss of Sunvil has pushed for the #SaveTravel agenda to be discussed during Prime Minister’s Questions this week after receiving a “comprehensive” response from his local MP on the issue.
Tan Dhesi, Labour MP for Slough, contacted Sunvil managing director Chris Wright in response to his letter calling for sector-specific support for the industry amid the Covid pandemic.
In his reply, Dhesi outlined his belief that as well as ensuring consumer rights were upheld it was also the government’s responsibility “to protect the [travel] industry from insolvency moving forward”.
He also expressed the need for government to offer a specific-support package to the aviation industry and that the Job Support Scheme “does not go far enough in protecting jobs in the travel industry.
Read Dhesi’s full response to Wright below:
Wright took to Twitter to thank Dhesi for his reply, declaring that it was “finally a comprehensive response from an MP that understands our situation”.
He also called for Dhesi to ask Labour leader Keir Starmer to raise the industry’s #SaveTravel mission at PMQ’s on Wednesday (14 October).
The industry support from Dhesi came as TTG was readying to launch its second #SaveTravel Twitterstorm due to take place on Thursday (15 October) – aimed at Chancellor Rishi Sunak and a lack of financial help dedicated to travel firms.