Travel industry players in the UK are calling on the government to immediately amend travel package regulations to prevent business collapse and reduce thousands of jobs, following the sector’s sluggishness due to the corona outbreak.
Until now the existing regulations require tour operators are obliged to offer a full refund if vacation packages are not given. However, travel industry agencies say that in the current global crisis, the regulations are not in line with the goals and will lead to the collapse of many travel businesses.
Existing financial protection structures and regulations do not designs to deal with large-scale business collapse. Mark Tanzer, chief executive of the Association of British Travels Agents (Abta), was quoted as saying on the websiteThe Guardian, Thursday (19/03).
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Abta asked the government for emergency funding to the government to meet the payment of refunds. While asking that credit allowed as an alternative to cash returns. In addition, Abta requested that the refund payment removed.
The Independent Tour Operations Association (Aito) reiterated Abta’s statement that package travels regulations must change immediately. Because they don’t design to deal with disasters that affect every country and destination throughout the world, he said.
The travels business begs tourists to help them by being patient and delaying rather than canceling the trip.
Travel companies do everything they can to offer a flexible booking policy. It’s really frustrating if you don’t know where you are on your journey. But the company is currently down. So trying patiently will be very helpful. The best advice is to talk to your travels company. And get credit or change the date, “said an unnamed Abta spokesman.
Julia Lo Bue-Said, Chief Executive Advantage Travel Partnership representing 350 small and medium-sized travels agent. The industry is at a high point when working around the clock to help customers, he said, Advantage group members view orders by date.
If you don’t want to schedule an immediate departure. The best advice is to wait and see the situation,” he said.
In an open letter published on March 17. The World Travel and Tourism Council said that the world travels and tourism sector felt the impact of the corona outbreak. The organization estimates that 50 million jobs globally threatened with bankruptcy due to the virus outbreak.