If the federal government insists on treating us in a different way it should help us financially, says Journey Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley
The business is on tenterhooks ready for Boris Johnson’s announcement in regards to the lifting of Covid restrictions subsequent week.
I’ve had numerous calls with individuals ending the dialog with: “We’ll know extra after February 22”. However will we? We nonetheless aren’t positive the resumption of journey shall be talked about within the roadmap out of lockdown.
So it’s unsurprising lobbying by the sector is mounting, whether or not it’s the Journey Business Alliance, the #SaveFutureTravel coalition or, most just lately, the Save Our Summer season marketing campaign.
Whereas added strain on authorities is welcome, it’s debatable what number of campaigns we’d like. We now have one calling for journey to open on Might 1 as one other requires sector-specific help as a result of the business is successfully shut down. They contradict one another, but many companies have signed as much as each. This solely serves to fragment our business and, crucially, our voice.
Messages must be mixed: Give us a roadmap to journey opening and description how you’ll help our business till we will restart.
Asking for the abroad journey ban to be lifted on a selected date appears futile. The federal government has to comply with the science, so won’t ever to decide to that.
If ministers are saying journey is at present unlawful, and warning towards reserving for the summer season as well, then the business basically stays locked down.
If that’s the authorities’s stance, it has to deal with us in a different way – and help us financially.
Remark from Journey Weekly February 18 version
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