Abta LifeLine is to give away 30 Christmas dinners to those in the industry in need as part of its latest campaign.
The charity is appealing for those in the sector to spread the word among colleagues, and former industry professionals, to ensure those going through hardship at this time of year are aware there is help available under the Gift of Christmas campaign.
Current or former travel industry professionals can nominate themselves or someone else who is experiencing financial difficulties this year by filling out a Gift of Christmas application form.
Applicants will need to upload supporting documents, photo ID and proof of having worked for an Abta member.
The charity provides practical help for peers in crisis in the industry by providing anything from funds to help cover priority bills such as rent and gas to essential household appliances.
It urged anyone who can to consider making a donation this Christmas to Abta LifeLine.
Director Trudie Clements said: “Christmas can be a time of real hardship and we are delighted that we will bring some relief to 30 families from all over the country.
“If you think a special dinner will help alleviate your current circumstances – or know someone for whom it will – please send us an application form.
“This is also a time for giving, so for those who can, please consider donating the cost of your favourite gingerbread latte, your Christmas cards or even your office Secret Santa to Abta LifeLine. I’m sure those who would have received it would be happy to know this donation has gone to a really good cause.”
Details about the Christmas campaign and how to apply for a Christmas dinner can be found on the charity’s website.