Simon Calder warns travel firms ‘absolutely furious’ as Boris says ‘too early̵ …

simon calder warns travel firms absolutely furious as boris says too early for trips

The travel expert told Good Morning Britain the Government’s confusing messaging over international travel has led to travel bosses being “absolutely furious”. Mr Johnson failed to deliver a clear message on international travel at Monday’s press conference, adding it was “too early” to plan beyond the expected relaxation of international travel on May 17. Simon Calder went on to say it has left operators confused about what the next steps are as holidaymakers fear they won’t get away this summer.

The travel expert said: “As coronavirus has been raging across Europe and beyond many epidemiologists have said it would be madness to allow international travel as you run the risk of bringing in variants of concerns.

“The PM had been expected to announce the restart within six weeks and clearly the medical people won out.

“Effectively he said ‘maybe next week, maybe next month’.”

But he added how airport operators such as Gatwick “simply don’t know what they are supposed to be doing” from May 17 onwards which has led to confusion and fury inside the travel industry who are now struggling to plan ahead.

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He said: “There is an awful lot of concern out there…

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