Help required to save travel industry in UK

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Dr Neil Robinson, travel and tourism expert from the University of Salford Business School, says Government may need to assist the tourism and travel industry, as quarantine rules come into force on people travelling into the UK.

Dr Robinson said: “The notion that we will be able to bask in the summer sun at home or abroad quaffing beverages and returning to normal times might be impractical. For example the physical process of ensuring a safe drinking environment based around a pub garden model might be limited to those with space and outdoor provision.

“Running parallel to this the aviation sector will have its work cut out ensuring safe air conditions for travellers and how might a social distancing rule be enforced at 30,000 feet, with a cabin capacity making some flights unprofitable.

“In addition, we might see some tour operators & aviation providers filing for bankruptcy, it has been suggested that some aviation providers might fire staff then rehire them on lower wages or change employment contracts. This should not be allowed to happen, and Government involvement might be needed to ensure that organisational profiteering does not take place at the expense of workers contracts and conditions.”

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