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Travel leaders say lack of clarity over holidays will ‘continue to cripple’ industry

The travel industry has reacted with dismay after the Government failed to set out a firm conclusion on whether holidays will be permitted from next month.

England’s roadmap for easing lockdown makes clear that non-essential international travel will not be allowed until 17 May at the earliest, but an update on Monday concluded that the Government “is not yet in a position to confirm” that trips can resume after that date, citing “the state of the pandemic abroad” and vaccine efforts in other countries.

More details for international travel arrangements will be provided on 12 April.

Tim Alderslade, chief executive of the trade body for UK registered airlines, Airlines UK, said: “Whilst…

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