Business travel association BTA has warned the latest coronavirus restrictions will be a ‘fatal blow’ for the business travel sector without government support.
CEO Clive Wratten said the industry needs financial help ‘well into 2021’, adding that half its employees face redundancy at the end of October when the Government’s furlough scheme is due to end.
Wratten also called for Covid-19 testing on departure to get people flying again.
“Business travel powers our economy and Britain’s reputation for trade,” he said. “Today, 50% of our industry stand to lose their jobs at the end of October and that figure is quickly rising. There is no time to delay if we want to keep Britain open for business.”