Videos: Travel industry Day of Action

Travel Weekly spoke to figures representing travel agents, tour operators, airlines, trade associations and many others, here’s what they had to say

Target’s Jill Waite and Graeme Brett

‘In two week’s time it’s going to be carnage in travel’

Big Bus Tours’ John Attwood

‘Globally we used to have a team of 2,000 people, thats down to fewer than 600 now’

Miles Morgan Travel’s Miles Morgan

‘There’s no reason against a safe resumption of international travel’

Atas’ Claire Brighton and G Adventures and Atas chair Brian Young

‘It’s got a breaking point where the whole industry has decided enough is enough’

Kuoni’s Derek Jones

‘Today is not about my business, today is about those thousands of brilliant businesses struggling to survive’

Drive past: Bluebay Travel and Abta chairman Alistair Rowland and Miles Morgan Travel’s Miles Morgan

Idle Travel’s Tony Mann

‘We’re here because we are at the end of our tether. We’re in a worse position than we were in last summer!’

Baldwins Travel’s Chris and Nick Marks

‘The government do know what’s going on, but are willing to sacrifice the entire travel industry’

Abta’s Mark Tanzer

‘It’s gone beyond frustration to desperation’

Virgin Atlantic’s Lee Haslett

‘We’re ready to restart but need clarity from government’

Hotelplan’s Joe Ponte

‘The time has come for the travel industry to stand up and say we need action’

Sunvil’s Chris Wright

‘Whatever the plan is, we need to know about it. We need the government to be open and honest’

UKinbound’s Joss Croft

‘The inbound tourism economy is worth £28.4 billion and people are in desperate trouble

Trending Travel’s Keith Herman

‘We need to put the pressure on as much as we can’

Focus Travel Partnership’s Abby Penston and Cilla Goldberger

‘When the furlough scheme comes to an end the sector will be incredibly vulnerable’

Lata’s Danny Callaghan

‘Many companies are weeks away from disappearing forever’

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