The UK Government held the second of its new daily briefings on the UK approach to tackling COVID 19. The Prime Minister reiterated the government’s approach and was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak who outlined a rescue package, in addition to the £12bn announced in the budget. Key points:
Tourism Industry Council meeting - A meeting of the Tourism Industry Council was held yesterday led by the Secretary of State and attended by a number of industry reps (including ALVA, UKinbound. UK Hospitality, ABTA, Hilton Hotels). The WTA is hoping to attend the next meeting. Key asks of Government raised at the TIER meeting reiterated points from today’s TIER meeting, calling for urgent/immediate action as follows:
The WTA is continuing to chase the UK Government advice for tourism businesses and will share as soon as it is available.