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Will fresh cuts cause penny to drop? A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR


Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the leaders of travel firms and associations have been clear that the furlough scheme and other generic business relief packages were merely a sticking plaster covering a deeper wound for the industry. There is no doubt that any assistance was welcome and offered


temporary respite for those who may otherwise have had to make cuts many months ago. But with no meaningful income on the horizon, and those schemes being finite, it was all-too-apparent that the industry would face a cliff-edge without the tailored support packages that Abta and other trade bodies have called for since late March. The impact on the industry has already been starkly demonstrated by the moves taken by many airlines and suppliers to significantly reduce


cost bases with closures and swingeing job cuts. And this week we reported the first major retractions within the retail sector as Tui announced plans to close 166 shops and Hays Travel confirmed almost 900 roles were at risk (page 4). The trade has been warned not to expect significant additions to the government’s safe lists in the near future (page 5). But some small glimmers of light remain in demand for the eastern Mediterranean (page 6) and in hopes that restrictions to the Spanish islands may yet be eased. The industry will be united in wishing not just that this latest round of cuts will cause the penny to


finally drop with government, but that it also finally receives a fair wind to ensure no more major outbound destinations follow Spain back into quarantine.


Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief, Travel Weekly Group CONTENTS


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ORandomly bought two inflatable kayaks in Lidl (as you do!) and went for a fun paddle with the kids on the River Medway.


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