ABTA Responds To Grant Shapps Comments about waiting for the full roll out of the vaccination before travel restarts 

Please see ABTA's statement in response to the comment Grant Shapps made this morning about waiting for the full roll out of the vaccination before travel restarts 

An ABTA spokesperson said:

“You can book a summer holiday now with confidence by booking a package holiday through an ABTA Member, and many travel companies are also offering additional flexibility to take into account the uncertainty created by the pandemic.”
 
“If we wait for the full rollout of the vaccination programme in the UK before people start to travel overseas, we’ll lose another summer season to the pandemic – something the travel industry can’t afford. We need a reopening strategy that keeps up with the developing medical situation and with medical understanding, and considers the role of optional vaccine certificates and testing together to open up travel.  The Government also needs to provide tailored financial support to help travel businesses through the difficulties they are facing.
 
“ABTA has tips and advice on how to book with confidence this year at www.abta.com.”

 

For further information, contact:
press@abta.co.uk or 0203 117 0596
 

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