Travel firms angry over Grant Shapps’ ‘no summer holiday’ comment

UK transport minister casts doubt on rapid lifting of Covid-19 travel restrictions

The government has in effect warned Britons against planning a summer holiday this year, whether in the UK or abroad, prompting an angry reaction from the travel industry, which is warning that many firms in the sector could collapse.

The response from Abta, the UK’s trade association for holiday operators and travel agents, came after Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, cast doubt on a sufficiently rapid lifting of social distancing or travel restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.

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Author: Peter Walker Political correspondent | Source

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