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Hey @RishiSunak, I’m not making this stuff up. Today, hot on the heels of 166 @TUIUK store closures, we have almost 1,000 jobs lost at @HaysTravel. This is not a drill. We need test, track and trace in place at UK airports. We need to get travel moving again.

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Hays: Job losses terrible but you have to wish Hays well

Story: Hays Travel starts consultation with 878 staff The redundancies are terrible, of course, but if you work in this industry, you should be wishing Hays Travel success in the future, as without them there would be many more redundancies and the travel arena would be a much worse place. If Hays were owned by faceless venture capitalists, imagine what might have happened by now. Mark BT Watts

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Deben Travel @DebenTravel Terrible news @TUIUK job losses. As someone who started their career with Lunn Poly/ Thomson, it will always have a place in my heart.

Hays: More heartbreak

Story: Hays Travel starts consultation with 878 staff Very sorry to hear this. Thinking of my friends and travel colleagues at this difficult time x Wendy Lilley More heartbreak for the travel industry. Thoughts are with all the staff. Helen Jane Green

Emma Savage @TCEmmaSavage Travel Counsellors [In Greece] I may have had a glass of wine or two...but I would urge you all to look at travelling abroad for a holiday. Greece feels very safe. All protocols enforced but not intrusive. Get the break you need.

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Agent Diary: Crazy credit card charges are unfair on agents

As a homeworker, I haven’t been paid since February. Each month, I have paid debit and credit card charges, plus my fee, which needs to be paid back when I have started earning again. No other job where you work for nothing and are left in debt too. Nikki Freeman

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