A group of travel industry organisations plans to create an alliance to work together on key issues impacting the trade.

Advantage Travel Partnership, The Specialist Travel Association (Aito), the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK, the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association, Iata and the Business Travel Association have had an initial video conference call to discuss how they can collaborate on issues currently affecting the industry as a result of Covid-19.

A spokesman for the group said: “We have had one conversation so far about how we, as stakeholders, can work together.

“Travel is always seen as segmented. If we are going to talk to government, for example, we can say we represent a variety of stakeholders and this is our view.”