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Travel day of action arrives in Westminster

Representatives from across the aviation and travel industry have come together at Westminster to put pressure on government to safely reopen travel for this summer and provide tailored financial support to the sector.

The ‘travel day of action’ sees the coming together of airlines, airports, travel management companies, tour operators, travel agencies suppliers and partners to call on the government to capitalise on vaccine rollout and reinstate a risk-managed approach around a safe return to international travel in time for the crucial peak summer period.

Organisers are campaigning to get Britain travelling safely, in order to connect loved ones who have been apart for many months, protect travel jobs and businesses, as well as generating income to businesses across Europe and support the mental and physical wellbeing of the public.

Supporters of the cross-industry day of action include ABTA, Airlines UK, the Airport Operators Association, BAR UK, UKinbound, the Business Travel Association, IATA, Advantage Travel Partnership, and the wider industry under the umbrella Save Future Travel Coalition, alongside unions GMB, Unite BALPA and Prospect.

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