'Two weeks left to save travel', pressure group warns

‘Two weeks left to save travel’, pressure group warns

Parliament will debate travel on Wednesday as Target protests outside

Target said a combination of lack of bookings, the ending of government support and loans becoming due meant the industry was facing a crisis point.


Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s day of action, Jill Waite, Target co-founder, said: “Travel Agents are now facing critical challenges.


“Customers do not want to pay balances due for holidays this summer and travel agents are seeing more cancellations and amendments, whilst still generating no revenue.


“The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme is almost finished, with just one payment remaining. Those agents registered as a limited company never even got this.”


In addition, the furlough scheme was almost ended, she said, with the government reducing the grant from 80% to 70% from 1 July and then to 60% for August and September.


“From 1 October onwards the Government grant ends and employers must meet the full wage bill.”


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