The man behind a campaign against the government’s forthcoming quarantine on arrival measures has said the whole travel industry "is on the verge of catastrophe".
Red Savannah chief executive George Morgan-Grenville said a combination of government’s quarantine policy, which is due to come into force on Monday (8 June) and the Foreign Office’s ongoing global travel ban risked wiping out any potential summer business, while also leaving the sector with no forward visibility.
"Where there is the ’Q word’, people are just too fearful to book," Morgan-Grenville told an Elman Wall seminar on Tuesday (2 June). "We need bookings, and we need bookings now."
More than 300 businesses have now backed Morgan-Grenville’s campaign, which calls on home secretary Priti Patel to either give assurances the initial three-week quarantine on arrival policy would be swiftly replaced with an air bridge policy, or simply scrap it altogether.