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28 JUNE 2021

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Article from BTNews 28 JUNE 2021

A SPECIAL SOAPBOX

Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA).

"Thursday's review of the traffic light system is bitterly disappointing.

The Government is cutting-off British businesses and causing further damage to our economy.

For every week that major business travel destinations aren’t added to the green list, UK GDP loses at least £3 billion from trips that can’t happen.

The failure to update on the progress of the Transatlantic Taskforce shows the Government’s lack of understanding of the dire straits the travel industry as a whole is facing.

As other nations open-up for international travel and trade, we remain in virtual lockdown. With nearly 200,000 jobs lost already, targeted financial support must be offered to protect jobs and companies across the travel industry.

Public safety is the priority, but the Government must listen to the data and experts to enable small, medium and large businesses to operate on the international stage."

www.thebta.org.uk

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James Cole, London

I think Transatlantic Travel is being held up from the US end. Trump removed the ban on Europeans in his last days in office, only for Biden to reinstate when he took over. Need to lobby that side harder


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