REPRESENTATIVES from key sectors of the Northern Ireland travel industry – including travel agents, airlines, ferries and hospitality – were joined by colleagues from across the UK today (Wednesday June 23) for a National Day of Action, under the banner UNITE.
Locally, representatives from the industry gathered at Stormont to lobby politicians on two key issues, the payment of support grants promised to NI travel agents back in March 2021 and the reopening of international travel.
The travel industry has been decimated by the Covid pandemic and Damian Murphy, Chair of Association of Northern Ireland Travel Agents (ANITA), claims that the industry locally will be severely impacted if the current situation continues.
“We are standing alongside our colleagues across the UK travel industry on this important UNITE day of action to highlight the precarious situation our industry is in right now,” said Mr Murphy.
“No business can survive such a…