The Save Future Travel Coalition has written to Oliver Dowden, secretary of state for digital, culture, media, and sport, to provide the swift development of a tourism recovery plan to support the sector in the UK.
It was said that the development of such a plan was initiated by the Global Travel Taskforce last November and was referenced again in a report from the body earlier this month.
Emma Wade, public affairs manager at ABTA, one of the coalition partners, mentioned in a statement that: “It is important that this plan is developed without delay, outlining clearly how the international travel industry will be supported as the UK’s recovery progresses.
“Within it, the tourism recovery plan should demonstrate how, through financial support to the sector, the government can level the playing field with our direct competitors across Europe who have received such support, and also UK industries such as hospitality, leisure, and the arts.
“The tourism recovery plan should recognize that every element of the UK’s tourism mix (domestic, inbound and outbound) brings enormous benefits to the UK economy, UK businesses, and UK residents,” added Wade, “and we look forward to hearing how the government intends to move forward with its development.”