Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of the World Journey and Tourism Council (WTTC), mentioned:
“WTTC is inspired the federal government is starting to pay attention and has now launched its ‘island coverage’. This transfer seems to point out a extra strategic strategy and indicators a change from its earlier blanket country-wide strategy. We sit up for seeing how that is going to be communicated to holidaymakers.
“Nevertheless, that is simply scratching the floor. We should abandon wholesale ineffective, damaging and dear quarantines – and substitute them with fast, cost-effective testing on departure at airports. The longer we wait, the extra the ailing Journey & Tourism sector faces collapse.
“Airport testing on departure and a sturdy testing and tracing programme, might assist revive worldwide enterprise journey, notably on key routes, reminiscent of between London and New York, which hyperlinks two of the world’s largest monetary hubs.
“Testing, as well as measures such social distancing, masks sporting, hand sanitisation, enforced by the airways, airports and different stakeholders, can cut back danger to a minimal whereas travelling.
“Sadly, the UK has seen neighborhood transmission proceed to rise, the place confusion and lack of enforcement reign about social distancing measures and the sporting of face masks.
“We can not afford to attend any longer. WTTC has revealed this 12 months a staggering £22bn seems set to be misplaced from the UK financial system as a result of disappearance of worldwide journey.
“Public well being ought to stay the precedence, nevertheless the UK authorities should shift its focus to implement a sturdy testing scheme at airports to sort out the difficulty head on to revive confidence to journey, carry stability again to the sector, revive the UK’s flagging financial system and save thousands and thousands of jobs.”