22 Feb

ABTA’s response to the Prime Minister’s roadmap on easing lockdown restrictions

ABTA – The Travel Association has responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement today on a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. 

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said:

“The Prime Minister’s announcement today sets an ambition to get people travelling before the summer – which will not only be crucial for travel businesses whose revenues have been wiped out, but also for the millions of people who are desperate to travel again, whether to see friends and relatives based overseas or for a much needed holiday. 
“We’re pleased to see the Government has responded to our calls to engage with industry on a specific roadmap for travel, and we welcome that the Global Travel Taskforce will reconvene to work with ABTA and the wider travel industry on a plan for reopening travel. 

“Even with the prospect of travel resuming, we renew our call to the Chancellor to use his Budget next week to provide tailored financial support to travel agents and tour operators, recognising the pressing need that travel companies have for financial assistance if they are to come through the weeks ahead.”