Three hundred travel companies have now signed-up to the Save Our Summer campaign, launched this week calling for a return of international travel by May 1.
The number of firms behind the campaign has more than doubled from the 110 that had backed it at launch on Monday morning (February 15).
Save Our Summer members are urging consumers to ignore government ministers’ “don’t book” travel advice and guarantee that anyone booking through them will be entitled to either a refund or a change of date if travel is cancelled or not possible due to government Covid-19 restrictions*.
Companies to have signed up in the last 24 hours include tour operators Sunvil, Cosmos, Oliver’s Travels and Simpson Travel. All of them have confirmed their commitment to the SOS promise on refunds or changes.
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Campaign spokesman and co-founder Paul Charles, of the PC Agency, said Save Our Summer remains in discussions with other companies interested in joining and urged other firms to back the initiative.
He said: “We are delighted to see such a strong response from travel firms demonstrating their leadership in the sector, and their desire to ensure travel opens up after May 1 in a safe and responsible way.
“We also thank the hundreds of individuals who have signed up today to join the campaign to Save Our Summer. There is impressive momentum and we will be pressing home the message to the Prime Minister that so many jobs are at risk without a roadmap to opening.”
Travel firms can register to join Save Our Summer by visiting sostravel.uk.
*Travel providers that sign-up to the SOS guarantee that a customer will be offered a refund or be able to change their travel dates if travel is cancelled or not possible due to government Covid-19 restrictions, save in the circumstances where an airline has not refunded the travel provider.
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