London (AP) — The UK travel industry held Action Day on Wednesday, allowing the UK government to travel without quarantine and pressured underfunded businesses to provide the coveted financial support. ..
Hundreds of industry workers, including travel agencies, pilots and flight attendants from airlines such as British Airways and easyJet, have gathered outside the London parliament. There were other protests in Edinburgh and Belfast.
Derek Jones, head of luxury travel agency Quoni, said the outbound travel sector had “declined” due to the coronavirus pandemic and the government’s “unplanned” response.
“We are in one message today,” he said. “We want a safe resumption of international travel, with targeted financial support for companies that have been unable to trade for more than a year.”
According to the trade association ABTA, an estimated 195,000 jobs have been lost and more jobs are at risk across the sector.
One demand from this sector is for the…