COVID-19: ABTA Calls Chancellor of Exchequer’s Statement “A Missed Opportunity”

ABTA have called the Chancellor of Exchequer's statement yesterday (July 8) "a missed opportunity"

Following the statement yesterday (July 8) by the Chancellor of Exchequer announced a package of measures to help the struggling hospitality industry, ABTA have spoken out, calling the statement “a missed opportunity”.

An ABTA spokesperson said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s announcement, as it is good news for domestic tourism. However, the lack of backing for outbound tourism represents a missed opportunity, as this is a sector that directly provides 220,000 jobs right across the UK and is in urgent need of tailored support. We shall continue to press for additional support measures for the travel and tourism industry in the coming weeks.”