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BTA's statement following the Global Travel Task Force Traffic Light System announcement

“Today’s report from the Global Travel Taskforce is yet another hammer blow to the business travel industry.

Whilst we welcome the acknowledgement of the importance of business and leisure travel to the UK economy, this theoretical framework provides no more certainty than the Prime Minister’s brief comments on Monday night.

The traffic light system is something we have long campaigned for. However, it is only one piece of the jigsaw if the aviation, business and leisure travel industries are to survive.

We urgently ask the Government to at the very least maintain the current furlough scheme until September for the entire travel supply chain. This will hopefully enable us to contribute to UK plc as soon as it is safe to do so”, says Clive Wratten, Chief Executive of The Business Travel Association.