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Travel Your World Kirkcaldy and Scottish travellers during the covid-19 pandemic

EDM (Early Day Motion) 196: tabled on 14 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the extraordinary efforts of independent travel agency Travel Your World based in Kirkcaldy, and other travel agents in Scotland and across the UK, to sustain their businesses throughout the covid-19 pandemic; acknowledges the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic and the enormous pressure placed upon Travel Your World and others as a result of associated travel restrictions over the past year and three months; further recognises that many such travel agencies have continued to work throughout the pandemic to protect, transfer and refund bookings, all at their own cost and without commission; acknowledges the value of the Governmental business support schemes, yet notes with concern that travel agencies have been excluded from much-needed financial support, such as the furlough scheme, as staff must continue to work unrewarded as they battle to keep the industry buoyant; further notes with concern the weight of this financial burden placed upon travel agencies and the need for urgent targeted financial support; and calls upon the Government to ensure this vital engine room of the travel sector is secured and ready to take on its core role in driving the travel sector recovery.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.