The Future Travel Coalition has launched a new survey today, which seeks to track the industry’s recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses from across the industry are encouraged to respond to the survey which will also track how businesses expect to fare with the cost of living crisis. The data gathered will be used to support the Coalition’s lobbying efforts over the coming weeks and months.
The survey is open until 5pm on October 3 2022.
Luke Petherbridge, Director of Public Affairs at ABTA – The Travel Association said: “The partners within the Future Travel Coalition have committed to continuing to work together to promote the value of the travel industry, and to urge the new Government to support travel businesses with the rising cost of doing business.
“We saw throughout the pandemic the importance of having data and evidence to back-up our advocacy work. The evidence gathered in similar surveys played a critical role in overturning the decision to exclude retail travel agents from grants support, back in November 2020, and played a role in in achieving the removal of travel restrictions following the Omicron spike last year.
“Having up to date information from businesses will provide solid evidence for the Coalition’s engagement with the new Government, and it’s vitally important that businesses across the travel sector take part and share their views.
Clive Wratten, Chief Executive of The Business Travel Association said: “I really encourage all of the members of the Business Travel Association, and other Future Travel Coalition partners, to support the survey. Having up to the minute data on what is happening in the industry adds significant weight to conversations with politicians and other stakeholders.”
The Future Travel Coalition brings together 15 travel associations, consortiums and other bodies from across the organised travel sector, representing a large proportion of the market including leisure and business travel, inbound and outbound operations.