A Manifesto for Travel and Tourism
A Manifesto for Travel and Tourism

Working together for a sustainable and successful future

Travel and tourism is an economic powerhouse, worth more than £150 billion in GVA annually and supports more than three million jobs across the UK.

The next five years will be critical in shaping the future of the UK’s world-leading travel and tourism industry. It has never been more important that government works in partnership with industry to build the foundations for a sustainable future, enabling travel and tourism dependent businesses to prosper and people to travel with confidence.

ABTA urges the next Government to focus on three themes:

  1. Positioning the UK as a sustainable travel leader.
  2. Promoting fulfilling and rewarding careers in travel and tourism.
  3. Creating the conditions for travel businesses to compete successfully.


Please use this template letter to contact your local MP or your Prospective Parliamentary Candidate and ask that they support the UK travel industry.

If you need help drafting your letter, please contact the public affairs team at publicaffairs@abta.com.

We have published alongside this Manifesto an online dashboard which enables members, MPs, and PPCs to examine the economic importance of international travel to their local area in terms of jobs and GVA.