03 Apr

Future Travel Coalition issues new survey on the state of the sector

The Future Travel Coalition has launched a new survey to establish how travel companies are faring three years on from the start of the pandemic and amidst the cost-of-living crisis.

The findings from the survey will provide important information which will be used to support the groups ongoing joint lobbying activity.

All businesses who are members of the 15 trade bodies who are part of the Future Travel Coalition can complete the survey, with Friday 21 April the deadline.

The survey covers a range of topics including latest booking trends and how they compare to 2019 levels. It also looks to establish how businesses are coping with ongoing pressures around rising costs and recruitment. 

The Future Travel Coalition is an important forum where bodies from across the organised travel sector work together on shared priorities as well as sharing insight and knowledge. What strengthens this joint lobbying is the evidence from all members of how their businesses are doing and the challenges they face.

Businesses can complete the survey here.

Luke Petherbridge, Director of Public Affairs at ABTA – The Travel Association said:

“While we’ve seen a decent return to travel following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, travel businesses are still having to navigate a complex set of circumstances. 

“There are issues born out of the pandemic, such as recruitment and high levels of debt, and those from the UK no longer being part of the European Union. These are mixed with wider economic uncertainty and higher operating costs. So, it’s important Government and politicians from across all parties understands what is happening with travel businesses right now – and why supporting them is so important for the UK economy. 

“The evidence gathered from this survey will play a crucial part in the making this case and we encourage as many travel businesses as possible to take part.”


Notes to editors

The Future Travel Coalition is a cross-industry group of 15 associations, trade bodies and consortiums which represent a large proportion of the UK organised travel market, including leisure and business travel, inbound and outbound operations.

The group is working together on shared lobbying priorities to amplify and align the industry’s voice where there are common goals.