100k jobs lost in UK travel sector due to 'complicated' restrictions

Britain’s travel sector is bracing for a new wave of job cuts, with an industry trade body saying that more than two thirds of its members are planning to make redundancies shortly.

This is due to the UK government’s restrictive holiday rules.

Airlines and travel companies have slammed Britain’s travel rules as overly expensive and complicated, blaming them them for a second lost summer of holiday trade in 2021.

Travel industry body ABTA, which represents 4,300 travel brands, says that new bookings were 83 per cent lower in summer 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels, and as a result most of its members are planning more job cuts at the end of this

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