TTG’s #SaveTravel campaign letter to government has now hit more than 10,000 signatures following #SaveTravel Week last week – however we still need more.
The letter, addressed to transport minister Grant Shapps and chancellor Rishi Sunak, has three demands (see below) and will be delivered to both the DfT and Treasury next week, meaning there’s still time to add your name to the list of signatures.
Last week’s #SaveTravel Week also saw people from across the industry submitting letters to their MPs, with a number agreeing to raise the plight of the UK travel industry in parliament when it returns from recess next week.
One supporter, Pata chairman Chris Crampton, said: “Travel and tourism make up 9% of the UK’s GDP and supports four million jobs. It is not a “nice to have”, it is an essential part of the UK economy.
"Travel supports millions more around the globe too, and in the Asia Pacific region that includes some of the poorest people in the world. The UK travel trade has worked miracles over the last few months coping with the shutdown of their entire industry, both inbound and outbound.
"They worked tirelessly to manage consumer refunds and now they have the added uncertainty and workload from sudden changes to FCO travel advice to contend with. It is time for the government to recognise both the importance of travel to and from the UK, and that it is a force for good globally. We are not asking for favours, we are asking for fairness and support in our time of need to save our industry.”
TTG’s #SaveTravel campaign has three demands: