Travel agencies are blowing up against the UK government over controversial statements made by the Secretary of Transport, Grant Shaps. At a press conference, that is, in the presence of a large number of media, he hinted that travel agents have become a thing of the past.
After these comments, ABTA contacted the department for an explanation. “Travel agents make a vital contribution to the UK economy and build trust among travel consumers,” defends Mark Tanzer, CEO, Mark Tanzer.
According to data collected by the association, more British consumers than ever before are planning to book their next vacation with a travel professional, Tanzer stresses: “There has been a 28% increase compared to what it was before the pandemic, which demonstrates the value that public spaces place on its recommendations And her experiences. “
In addition to addressing the Minister of Transport’s comments, ABTA also took the opportunity to insist on the urgent need to expand the number of countries and destinations on the Green List (UK: Spain has been excluded from the “Green List”). “We understand that public health is a priority,” he concludes. We knew that the return of international travel will be gradual, but the government should use the following review to open more destinations, using the traffic lights system to manage risks. “