ANITA has accused the NI Executive and Westminister of forgetting about the travel industry in both the Pathway to Recovery and the Budget.
ANITA has vowed to “keep the pressure on both at local and National level for a financial package that recognises the 12 months [we] have just gone through”.
In what has been a busy week for both the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government
at Westminister the Travel Industry barely got a mention.
Damian Murphy chairman of ANITA said: “This week provided a perfect opportunity for both the Northern Ireland Executive and government at Westminister to acknowledge the on-going crisis faced by our industry.
“Whilst we welcome the pathway put forward by our executive the fact that there are no dates for us to work towards makes future planning all but impossible. Our industry barely got a mention and even a guide to the re-opening of foreign travel similar to that given in England would have given us some sort of perspective.
“No-one is expecting travel to resume at the flick of a switch or all at once but even a mention that foreign travel is on their radar would have helped. The budget on Wednesday of this week was the perfect chance for the chancellor to outline some sort of tailored financial support for the travel industry but yet again he choose to ignore us.
“ANITA will keep the pressure on both at local and National level for a financial package that recognises the 12 months we have just gone through and the rocky ride we look like having for a while yet.”