Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has been urged to act
The coalition, which comprises 15 travel associations and trade groups, has written to Oliver Dowden, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport. Dowden’s department includes tourism minister Nigel Huddleston.
The Coalition points out that the Tourism Recovery Plan was recommended by the Global Travel Taskforce last November and referenced again in the Taskforce’s report earlier this month.
In their letter, Save Future Travel stressed the plan must recognise the significant value of both outbound and inbound tourism as part of the UK’s overall tourism mix.
Emma Wade, Abta’s public affairs manager, said: “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, government can level…