More travel firms have rallied to support TTG’s #SaveTravel campaign, as the list of signatories tops almost 1,400.
Abta has written to members urging them to "lend their names to #SaveTravel".
In a blog post chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “TTG has launched a new campaign that aims to gain further support from the government to help our industry, and any steps alongside our own that are successful at raising awareness and facilitating action amongst policy makers should be supported.
"The asks of the campaign complement many of our own so I would urge members to also lend their names to #SaveTravel."
Elsewhere the Travel Network Group has become the latest consortium to back the #SaveTravel campaign, with members also being urged to show their support by signing TTG’s letter to transport secretary Grant Shapps and chancellor Rishi Sunak demanding urgent financial support for the travel industry.
In a statement Gary Lewis, chief executive of TTNG said: “There’s been real challenges to our industry on what messages we should be taking to DfT, the treasury, the chancellor and the PM.
"I would hope all of the industry can align on agreement that we all want outbound travel to happen safely and we do need it to happen.
"We can support the government if they have clear decision making based on evidence and risk assessment, but we cannot help if we’re not given a change to understand. We of course support the #SaveTravel campaign and we have encouraged all our members to back this campaign."
The Advantage Travel Partnership has also pledged its support, and is encouraging members to sign the letter, with chief executive Julia Lo Bue-Said stating: "The industry is at breaking point and without specific sector support from government many businesses will not see it through the next few months causing millions of pounds of economic downturn leading to many thousands of redundancies."
Meanwhile industry figures such as Der Touristik UK chief executive Derek Jones have also pledged their support.
In a stark video post highlighting the fragile state of the industry, Jones pointed out how the uncertainty in the market following the revoking of Spain’s travel corridor had made it “very difficult for tour operators to survive”.
"As a responsible and mature tour operator, we understand the health and safety implications of international travel right now,” he said. “And we’re keen to support the government in any way we can to make sure that we play our part in making sure the UK public stays safe and only travels when it is right that they should do so.
"But the cost of that to us and the travel industry in general is catastrophic.
"As an industry we will support you, we will do the right thing, but in return we desperately need your support. You need to provide assistance for the travel sector that’s been decimated by the impact of Covid-19."
Brian Young, EMEA managing director of G Adventures agreed, adding: “We are backing the #SaveTravel campaign as we need a voice as an industry at the table of government.
"We need collaboration for our industry and government needs to better understand we are more than just airlines or major package operators. The impact of Covid across our industry is devastating, and every time decisions are made without consultation it impacts our industry harder."