G20 protests: London travel agencies continue to trade

The majority of central London travel agencies continued to trade as normal despite the G20 protests.

The marches turned ugly on Wednesday as protestors stormed a Royal Bank of Scotland building and attacked uniformed police.

A throng of protestors gathered outside Flight Centre on Wormwood Street in the afternoon. Travel consultant Emma Dale said: “They have been standing outside for the past couple of hours so we haven’t had many customers. It has not been violent, though, and staff have been able to get in [to work].”

Flight centre head of marketing Steve Norris said staff had been asked not to wear their uniforms when travelling to and from work, but were otherwise told to carry on as normal.

Trailfinders travel centre in Threadneedle Street was closed for the day and agents were transferred to other branches in Canary Wharf or Kensington.

Hogg Robinson Travel, which has a site in the Bank of England, continued to trade while both Thomas Cook and TUI said their shops were unaffected.

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Read Travolution editor Kevin May’s eyewitness account from Flight Centre here.

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