Trade bodies from across the aviation and travel industries are coming together for a Travel Day of Action (#traveldayofaction) on 23 June to put pressure on the UK Government to support a safe return to international travel in time for the peak summer period. 

The day of action will be calling on the UK Government to:

  • Allow international travel to return safely and in a risk managed way by properly implementing the Global Travel Taskforce’s plan for a traffic-light system, by expanding the Green list in line with the evidence and making restrictions more proportionate, whilst keeping a strong red list to guard against variants.
  • Bring forward a package of tailored financial support, including extension of furlough support, recognising that the travel sector’s ability to trade and generate income is much slower than first anticipated and more gradual than for businesses in the domestic economy. 

The day of action is timed to take place ahead of when the Government is expected to discuss and decide on the next steps for international travel, which is due to take effect on 28 June. 

All the staff of Travelwise will be attending and standing with our industry colleagues across the UK. We have already lined up an interview with our local MP Catherine West who will be taking the time to listen to us.

Please show your support by flooding social media with the following hashtags

#traveldayofaction  #speakupfortravel #savetravel

We will keep you posted on how the event goes.

The Travelwise Team