The written plea reads: “The pandemic has been a catastrophe for our industry and the wider economy.”
It adds that while the international travel sector accounted for 1.5million jobs pre-pandemic, “hundreds of thousands of jobs have now been lost”, direly warning that “many more are at risk”.
The 14 signatories to the letter include chief executive of the Association of British Travel Agents Mark Tanzer, director of Tourism Alliance Kurt Janson, and Prospect Union general secretary Mike Clancy.
Pleading for financial support, the letter continued: “We implore you and your cabinet colleagues to act decisively to save jobs and businesses, and to set the industry on the road to recovery in a risk-based manner.”
Author: Myriam Toua
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