WTTC responds to the UK government’s announcement on reopening business travel

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) supports the Government’s initiative to kickstart business travel following today’s announcement by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

“WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, believes this move will bolster business travel and provide a significant boost to the fragile UK economy.

“Last year, international business travel contributed £7.5 billion to the UK economy which demonstrates how vital it will be to reviving the country’s battered economic fortunes.

“Only yesterday, WTTC welcomed the latest guidelines from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EASA/ECDC), which proposed exempting journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines to restart international business travel.

“WTTC also backs the further study of this initiative, which is currently being actively reviewed by the UK’s Global Travel Taskforce, of which WTTC is a key contributor, as part of a drive to resuscitate travel by the Department for Transport.”